HTC Flyer 2 coming with an extremely slim anodized aluminum body, Snapdragon S4 chip
The second-gen Flyer is said to feature a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels and the same gorgeous anodized aluminum body like the HTC One S, according to a source in the know.
The 28nm Snapdragon S4 chip will power what’s said to be the latest of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean. The HTC Flyer 2 will also be equipped with both a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1-megapixel front facing shooter. Best of all, it will be only 0.28-inch (7.1mm) thick.
All of that indicates that HTC will not compete in specs, but in balancing affordable price and outstanding design. At 7 inches, the Flyer 2 will face competition from the $199 Nexus 7, the upcoming Kindle Fire 2 and an expected iPad mini this October. The previous HTC Flyer came with an optional stylus and a version of HTC Sense supporting all sorts of stylus actions, so it's possible that the new Flyer will also retain that.
On top of that, HTC has just announced a big event for September 19th in the Big Apple, so hopefully then we’ll get to see not only the rumored 5-inch HTC superphone, but also the Flyer 2 tablet. Stay tuned, September will definitely keep us entertained.
1. andro. (Posts: 1986; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Nice,I'm in the market for a 10.1 tab myself though. Would be very interested in Thur phablet though
11. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
im with you boss. i really liked the Jetstream but it was heavy, expensive and only available through AT&T. fail all the way around.
a more affordable priced Jetstream 2 would be more up my alley. im over having sense on my phone but i wouldnt mind it on a tablet with a stylus.
2. Birds (Posts: 1097; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
This is definitely interesting, but is HTC really going to price this competitively? This device is carved from aluminum. I just hope HTC doesn't price this more than 300$ or the GN7 will eat this...
3. hung2900 (Posts: 855; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Specs aren't much better than Tab 7.7 or Nexus 7, and if price is freaking high (like HTC flyer, as HTC tradition), who will buy it?
5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4163; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Price it at $250 for the 16 GB version, then either make a 32 GB model or include a micro SD card slot, and we have a winner.
7. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1259; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Lol, you are joking right?
HTC would never price it that low. If they do, for $250 with micro SD and HDMI I buy it the day it goes out.
I'm just looking forward a tablet with same specs as the N7 but with microSD and HDMI and I don't mind to pay till $300 for that.
Guess what? There is none in the market (yet). And HTC is not precisely known for being the cheapest brand.
9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4163; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I know, it was just hopes... considering this is looking to be a Nexus 7 competitor, it should be priced around the same. Micro SD is just my own little preference in tablets, as I like to store movies on them. I doubt it will be under 300 though, or have expandable memory.
10. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1259; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
I actually expect the micro SD, but I think it will come with price tag of $350 or over...
6. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)
Expect it to have a stylus and be priced on par with the Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet. IN the $350-$450 range. HTC is looking like a takeover target..
8. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I don't know... the specs doesn't impress at all. Still waiting for Nexus 10...
12. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
No trust on HTC with tablets. They'll probably want another attempt at the market, just like they did with the original Flyer, HTC Evo View 4G (I own one), and the Jetstream. If they are able to gain more popularity with the new Flyer, then good for them and the people that bought it - you will probably have the desired software support for the tablet, with software updates being the most controversial, yet popular.
On another tone, why the talk about "including a microSD slot"? All of their tablets have a slot. Or did you guys mean that for the price to be low, chances are it won't have one? Wait a few months if the popularity fades, then buy it for $249, like the OG Flyer. :P Anyway, I just say that it SHOULD include the blasted Scribe pen or make it MUCH, MUCH more affordable.
13. nikmcrae (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
OOOOHH.... well since my androidified HP Touchpad magically disappeared, I am definitely in the market for a new tablet, and considering most decent 10" tabs are insanely overpriced imo, if this new flyer is priced right alongside the N7, it will be mine.
I would love an N7 but with the highest hd space being 16gbs with no expandable memory, i just cant warrant that purchase, especially when i was spoiled with my ~10" 32gb Touchpad for the firesale price of $150. I want something very nice, decent memory, n affordable.... the Flyer 2 is lookin to be a day 1 purchase for me