When Hewlett Packard, one of the world’s leading PC makers, launched the 7-inch HP Slate 7 earlier this year, it was a departure from the company’s usual Windows-powered devices.

And now HP could be working on a 10-inch Android tablet, which based on the rumoured specs, will be a worthy contender in the market. The tablet will reportedly be called the HP SlateBook 10 X2, which is quite a mouthful, but in keeping with the company’s naming convention. There’s already a Windows 8-running tablet called the HP Envy X2 in the market.

HP's first Android device - Slate 7

HP's Slate 7 could have a companion soon.

Coming back to the specs, the SlateBook will have a 1.8GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, which would make it one of the first to utilise the latest NVIDIA chipset. Details about the processor were discovered by German website TabTech on the AnTuTu Benchmark website. The benchmarks don’t reveal the screen resolution, but we are hoping HP betters the one on the Slate 7, which has a relatively low-res 1024 X 600 display. The results do reveal that the tablet is running Android 4.2.2 presently.

Based on the HP Slate 7’s specs, we can speculate that the 10-inch brother will also get the Beats Audio branding. We hope HP retains the 1GB of RAM, but manages to squeeze in more than the 8GB of native storage you get on the Slate 7. The Slate 7 has a 3-megapixel primary camera and VGA front facing snapper, which we hope are also revamped in the 10-inch tablet.

TabTech didn’t reveal any details about the possible launch of the device or its price. But we could see an announcement at IFA in September.

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