HP’s webOS event has now gone ahead and we have some exciting news for you regarding a new smartphone release, this is the HP Palm Pre 3 and I can safely say that this is potentially the fastest smartphone we have ever had the pleasure to write about.
Let us start with the most impressive thing about this smartphone, its processor, the Palm Pre 3 features a Qualcomm MSM 8X55 which has a clock speed of 1.4GHz, this is far faster than the high-end Android smartphones we have seen recently, currently quite a few Motorola, Samsung and HTC models feature 1.0Ghz chips, which is 400MHz slower than the Pre 3’s.
The rest of the specs are also impressive, you get a 3.58-inch touchscreen display which offers a resolution of 480 x 800, it also supports mutli-touch gestures and outputs 24-bit color, there is also a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus an LED flash and 720p HD video capture, a VGA front-facing camera, WiFi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WiFi hotspot functionality, 512MB of RAM, either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage and a 1230 mAh battery.
Less interesting specs include a 3.5mm headset port, HP Touchstone7 functionality and a range of sensors including proximity, compass, ambient light and accelerometer, finally the dual-mic offers noise cancellation, you can see the full-list of official specs here.
Soon we will post more details about this impressive sounding smartphone, hopefully with some pricing, carrier and release date info, I wonder how webOS will perform with a 1.4GHz processor…
Will the HP Palm Pre 3 make an impact on the high-end smartphone market?