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Super-thin HTC Flyer 2 Android Jelly Bean tablet in the works

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HTC is building a follow-up to its first tablet, the HTC Flyer, according to reports. The HTC Flyer 2 will be super-thin and super-fast, if the specs are to be believed.

PhoneArena received a tip that a new 7-inch tablet is in production over at HTC HQ. The HTC Flyer 2 will look to push on from the original with a far more competitive power plant.

The first Flyer was criticised in some quarters for arriving with a single-core processor at a time when the first dual-core CPUs were showing up in its rivals. It seems the HTC Flyer 2 won't suffer the same criticism, thanks to a Qualcomm S4 CPU - presumably the same dual-core number that runs the HTC One S, but with a higher clock speed.

The report also suggests that the HTC Flyer 2 will sport a much improved display with a 1280 x 768 resolution - which is only slightly lower than the similarly proportioned Nexus 7.

Just like the Nexus 7 the HTC Flyer will run on the very latest version of the Android OS, Jelly Bean. Unlike Google's popular tablet it'll feature a rear-facing camera, although only a 3-megapixel one.

Arguably the HTC Flyer 2's defining feature will be its wafer-thin body. At 7.1mm, it would be a massive 3.5mm thinner than the aforementioned Nexus 7, and a frankly ridiculous 6mm thinner than the original Flyer. Add in an anodised aluminium chassis and we could be looking at one premium 7-incher.

Of course, the buzz word with recent 7-inch tablet successes has been price, and if HTC doesn't get near the £200 mark with the Flyer 2 it could be in for another sales disappointment.

If the rumours are true, of course. We may well find out on September 19, when HTC holds its next big event.

Via PhoneArena

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