6.9-inch HTC Desire T7 tablet visits GFXBench, reveals specs

6.9-inch HTC Desire T7 tablet visits GFXBench, reveals specs
It appears that HTC is expanding its Desire brand to include tablets. The first HTC Desire tablet has a model number of HTC IV5001-A, but will be known as the HTC Desire T7 (T for tablet, 7 for 6.9-inch screen). Interestingly, the tablet appeared on the Zauba website last summer, with a value of $170 USD placed on the device.

Thanks to a visit to the GFXBench benchmark site, we just might have some of the HTC Desire T7's specs to pass along to you. The 6.9-inch screen features a 720 x 1280 resolution. The Spreadtrum SC8830 chipset is under the hood, carrying a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU and the Mali-400 MP2 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. Both rear and front-facing cameras weigh in at 5MP. This model is seemingly headed to emerging markets. With the Speadtrum chipset driving the tablet, we do not see it arriving in the U.S.

MWC 2016 kicks off in Barcelona on February 22nd and we could see the HTC Desire T7 making an appearance. Speaking about MWC, last week we told you not to expect the manufacturer's next flagship to make an appearance during the expo. According to well-placed sources, the original plan was for the HTC One M10 to greet the world at Barcelona, but the company has had problems choosing a specific design for its new flagship, and is now expected to unveil the phone in March. And the following month, we should see the HTC One M10 launched. The phone will be dust and waterproof (IP68), and should be powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC. A 23MP rear-facing snapper is said to be aboard, with a 3000mAh battery keeping the lights on.

But we digress. It does appear that HTC is adding an affordable tablet to its lineup, and the Desire T7 could be introduced as soon as next month. Add the upcoming flagship phone and the rumored T50 and T55 Nexus handsets, and it looks as though HTC will be keeping itself quite busy in 2016.


Thanks for the tip!

source: TimesNews, Zauba

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23 Comments

1. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Those are some pretty terrible specs for 2016. It should cost no more than $99...

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

I would even call that "expensive", Amazon fire tablets with better specs sell at $99, heck the $49 ones have probably the same SOC, but they sell for 49USD !!! HTC is going the wrong route, and I feel HTC is trying but they are going the same path as Nokia, they should focus more on the mid and high end market then lower ends.

14. Guaire

Posts: 893; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

They already are focusing mid to high end without success. Before that they were focusing low end with same results. It doesn't matter which market they are focusing. They need to understand that they are not bitten fruit company which can get away with high prices. HTC has only a handful of fanboys comparison to Apple.

15. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

They should just follow Motorola and focus on producing great budget phones. Quite a few of my friends have budget HTC phones like the Desire 620 and they all run terribly.

3. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

No fhd pass......

4. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Isn't this kinda a risky decision considering HTC aren't doing so well?

6. Mobilephile

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

One would think so. Looks like they're trying to capture the low end market to revive what is left of the brand.

5. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

It wouldn't even call this a low range tablet. For 2016, a low end tablet should have 2gb of ram and full HD but it doesn't even have that. It's probably going to be some laggy plastic crap.

8. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Who buys Android tablet?

9. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

10. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Android fans do!

11. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

The only android tablet that fancies me is the tab s2, yet it's still not as good as a year old iPad Air 2

12. Tizo101

Posts: 597; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

I recently bought one, and I would buy it again.

13. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Getting the tab s2 later this week :)

16. Shocky unregistered

Good tablet, so long as you don't plan on playing many 3d games.

17. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Well... Gaming is my primary reason to buy a tablet!

18. .PRADA.

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 23, 2016

If only the tablet Cpu,Gpu had better specs. But no, it has the same socs as the mobile. How stupid.

19. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Because it runs the same OS as the mobile. Plain and simple.

22. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Well then get an iPad, they are the best for 3D games and gaming in general.

20. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

HTC seems to think their customers are as clueless as Apple's if they expect to sell that for $170.

21. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Another money throwing move by HTC yey!

23. Sale247

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2014

Back on the right track!! Come on HTC!

24. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Really? This is a terrible product for $170 and probably won't sell too well.

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