Apple has pretty much cornered the market in lusted after media devices, but it looks like there’s a new contender entering the ring. If Chinese company ITG are to be believed, they’ve come up with a smartphone netbook hybrid concept that is going to make Apple’s creations look like miserable children’s toys.
The company is already referring to itself as China Apple, and are obviously looking to fill the innovative shoes of the recently departed and universally missed Steve Jobs by creating what they call “the world’s first post-smartphone”. Their claims do sound slightly dubious, but it’s hard to not get excited about the specs they’re promising!
The xpPhone 2 will feature a 4.3-inch screen and will come with either a 1.6GHz or 2GHz processor. It’ll provide users with an insanely generous 112GB hard drive as standard – almost double the size of Apple’s highest capacity iPhones and iPads.
Not only that but they also claim that the device can manage 18.5 hours of continuous talk time, that’s almost ten hours more than any other smartphone currently on the market.
The xpPhone 2 will be unveiled in January next year, with a release date currently pencilled in for later that year. It’s still in its conceptual stages at the moment, and honestly sounds a bit too good to be true. But, if it does come to fruition and can support its own claims, the xpPhone could be something truly special and the perfect handset to trial Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS.