It looks like HP decided to quietly launch an 8-inch tablet in the US. And a budget one at that, with a price that comes a cent short of $170. The new HP 8 1401 has a 7.85-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024x768 and runs on an Allwinner quad-core chip, paired with 1GB RAM and 16GB of storage. It has a pair of cameras as well, with the front being 0.3MP and the rear - 2MP. The battery life is rated at 7 hours of usage, with battery capacity coming in at 3800mAh. Finally, the operating system is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The HP 8 1401 tablet comes with a lifetime 25GB of free cloud storage in Box, and HP offers free shipping in the US.