A HTC phablet to emerge this year?


Various sources are suggesting that we could well see a 5.9 inch ‘phablet’ launched by HTC later this year.

Details of the device are all still speculative, though analysts close to the Taiwanese manufacturer have commented that, based on the widespread success of the HTC One, a larger version of the device seems like the natural direction to take.

However, so far very few details other than the phablet’s 5.9 inch screen have been revealed. One tipster has suggested that the device will have an upgraded processor, and with the HTC One already running a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, this could mean big things for the HTC phablet.

The infamous tipster @evleaks has confirmed that HTC is listing a device codenamed the T6, which could well be the phablet in question. Based on this assumption, sources have calculated that the new device could feature a super-fast quad-core 2.3GHz processor, with 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The same device, it is reported, will feature the HTC One’s successful Ultrapixel technology which has proved a popular feature amongst HTC users, and will also run Android’s Key Lime Pie operating system.

With rumours that a HTC One Mini and a Google-branded HTC One could emerge in the next couple of months, we could well be seeing the 5.9 inch surface this autumn- just in time to rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3.  

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Written by Charlotte Kertrestel