The HTC “phablet” is real, and it’s coming
Earlier today I mentioned HTC’s recent ego-boost, and their plans to take on Samsung once again with a line up of three new devices in the future. One of those devices mention was referred to as HTC’s uniquely dubbed “phablet.” Well ladies and gents, I am happy to give you a little more detailed information about this interesting device.
HTC is indeed working on a so-called “phablet-class” smartphone with pen-based input, in an attempt to challenge their biggest competitor. The T6, as it is code-named, is a 5.9-inch full HD device, powered by a Qualcomm MSM8974 (aka the Snapdragon 800.) It is rumored to include BoomSound speakers and an optically-stabilized UltraPixel camera in the back. It will also have 2GB RAM (storage may be as low as 16GB,) with a microSD feature to help soften the blow. Need that front-facing camera? Don’t worry, as it is said to offer an impressive 2.1-megapixel, wide-angle configuration. It should be no surprise that Sense will be on HTC’s largest handset, but it will be updated with a version of BlinkFeed said to incorporate more partners, more customization options, and the ability to save content for offline consumption.
On top of all that, not only are we hearing that HTC is selecting their pen in a very careful manner (we’re not quite sure if Scribe is powering this device,) but HTC is also looking at including biometrics, in the form of a fingerprint reader, to the table as well. From what we have heard they are being smart about it, and mounting the sensor on the back of the tablet, so that it instantly turns on when it is handled.
Impressed? Wait until you read this. The T6, due to launch in late summer or early fall, will supposedly run Android Key Lime Pie under the hood. Take that with a grain of salt however, as the newest version of Andy isn’t expected to be released until the end of this year. With all of these new pumped-up features from HTC we must ask: Is your interest piqued?
Source: The Unlocker