Leaked render allegedly shows off mysterious new HP smartphone

Leaked render allegedly shows off mysterious new HP smartphone
A rendering of an HP branded smartphone came to our attention on Monday night from one of our sources. What made this an interesting and timely leak is that back when this month was young, HP Senior Director Yam Su Yin was quoted as saying that the company was planning on returning to the smartphone business with a unique model. The executive was quoted as saying that "HP has to be in the game."

HP killed off the U.S. launch of the HP Pre 3 in 2011 after a limited European release of the device. But HP no longer owns webOS, which was sold to LG in February for use on the Korean manufacturer's television sets. HP currently uses Android on its 7 inch HP Slate 7 tablet and it appears that Google's open source OS will also be powering the Palo Alto based firm's new smartphone.

Our tipster didn't leave us any information about pricing or specs, but the timing of this leak, coming just a couple of weeks after an HP executive says that HP needs to be in the game, is awfully fascinating.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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33 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

looks looks a nexus 4s..from hp.

15. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

ALERT.. round corners check the camera position check its an apple body with a stock android inside

16. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

It has the iPhone look but am I the only one who didn't know LG bought webOS?

19. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

I had the exact same thought. That make two of us. I never read any articles on it.

27. AkoSiMio

Posts: 9; Member since: May 24, 2013

Same here. I didn't hear anything about that either... @_@

22. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

Make it 3

32. MyJobSux

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

I have tried to keep up on WebOS but never heard about LG purchasing it. I thought they open sourced it and let it go.

26. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Looks like an iPhone to me, home button swapped with a notification light running stock android.

2. Yummy

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I call BS :/

3. papss unregistered

Put a round button at the bottom and it looks very similar to the iPhone 4 and S

4. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Amateur Photoshop montage of iPhone silhouette with Android screenshot and lens-flare effect? Really?

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Wow! That looks nice!

28. diego9016

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Said no one ever

6. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Looks way too much like a photoshop iphone

7. biglou508

Posts: 11; Member since: May 17, 2012

Looks like a someone took a iPhone and just photoshop it. I will say do if it was a 4.7 inch screen with on screen keys which would make it 4.5 inches I would buy it. If it had near stock android it would be even better.

8. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

You're describing a Nexus 4...

9. lorenzattractor unregistered

Obvious amateur photoshop. I mean, if this was professional the HP logo would be properly centralized and it sure isn't.

10. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

if its as battery hungry as its laptops you'd b lucky to make it past midday with that thing

11. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I think HP will make crap phones if this is true. Heard their slate is crap. Their computers are too lolol.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Someone is trying too hard just to be famous. Just sad.

13. GrmanR

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Damn that looks fake

14. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Is that u iphone!?

17. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

What kind of a flare is that? The phone looks like a chinese iphone copy with stock android.

18. plerdplern

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

It looks like the mix btw iPhone and htc one design language.

20. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Gonna be a piece of crap

24. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

And you know cause you have I used this phone...,, PS Reported :)

21. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Until Microsoft buys the company

23. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Fake..

25. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Looks like iPhone running Android.

29. GrndsKeeprWillie

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I wonder how much HP paid someone to come up with that?

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