March 5, 2015

HTC could be prepping a Galaxy Note competitor for Verizon

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The rumor mill has been in full swing these last few days as word of an HTC phone/tablet hybrid device could be in the works for this fall.  The word around campfire is that it’s a smartphone with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1794 x 1080 pixels

According to DigitTimes, said device could be ready to roll out between September and October. While we might initially dismiss the news outlet as being often incorrect, it does match other rumors making their rounds.

Benchmarks for an HTC 6435LVW surfaced recently which showed Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor, and an Adreno 320 GPU. What’s more, these early numbers had multiple references to Verizon.  Considering these line up nicely with the DigiTimes report, we’re pretty sure this one is legit.

Do you think HTC could have better luck than LG with a Galaxy Note competitor?  Is this Samsung’s race to lose?

EDIT: Article cleaned up to remove references to HTC One X+



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  1. brandnew234
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    Well, the screen size makes this new phone more of a competitor to the S3, which the HTC should butcher in performance. The only two ways I can see the S3 or Note could compare is battery life and RAM. Battery life really being the most important.
    I think the size of HTC really will help them compete against the Note 2, because they can draw more attention to their product than LG, and I think that and the Sense UI will really help them compete.
    I personally don’t like the phablets, but I see their use. They’re just too big for me, I’d prefer a tablet.

    • T
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      If you think a phablet is too big for you, I doubt you ‘d prefer an actual tablet size-wise … Just saying

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