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HTC One phablet making the rounds as T6, multiple carrier versions leak

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HTC One phablet making the rounds as T6, multiple carrier versions leak

The perennial @evleaks tweeted today that the upcoming HTC phablet is making the rounds internally in the company as the T6. Incidentally, this is seemingly confirmed by a phone device appearing in a Linux string as T6 with a couple of variations for different carrier networks as follows:

T6_UL: cassiopeia Communication system: GSM / WCDMA / LTE

T6_U: columba Communication system: GSM / WCDMA

T6_ULA: delphinus Communication system: GSM / WCDMA / LTE

T6_WL: crater Communication method: GSM/WCDMA/CDMA2000/LTE

T6_WHL: eridanus Communication method: GSM/WCDMA/CDMA2000/LTE

The screen on the device is rumored to be between five and six inches, and if the T6 title goes by the screen size, we might have something akin to a 5.99" display, which will be marketed as a 6-incher, or it might indicate a whole new category from HTC, and we can't wait for more details on the device.

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posted on 27 May 2013, 04:26 15

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


HTC,I understand that you're gonna release another high end device so you can keep up with the competition and give consumers more choice but I am disappointed if this rumored device is true. Because you're releasing one flagship model after another. This is like what happened with sensation,sensation Xl,sensation xe,one x,one x+,butterfly. You're strategy is all wrong and this is coming from an HTC fanboy

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:35 19

6. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Well no one blamed samsung for releasing the Galaxy Note 2 after the Galaxy S3.

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:42 8

10. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


That's a different story,s3 is "more of a smartphone" and the note2 is "more of a phablet". They are targeted for different users but HTC is doing something different. Also look at the time interval of how they release a flagship model

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:51 13

13. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Well i think that 6" makes this device a phablet.

posted on 27 May 2013, 05:07 3

16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2103; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


His point is the phablet being just a bigger improved One like the One X+ was an X, the One was a Butterfly improvement, instead of actually taking time with the year's single flagship improving that one. Samsung actually does 2-year updating cycles with it's S-series and the same goes for the completely separately handled Note family. HTC's phablet sounds like a "Bigger One", and ppl. who just bought the darned thing are pissed that the next one takes away the resources, ask any Butterfly user.

posted on 27 May 2013, 11:42 1

35. a_merryman (Posts: 603; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Samsung does two year updating cycles? How do you figure...? Anyhow, Samsung is well known to be releasing 3 or 4 more versions of the s4...and not just little color changes either. Kind of throws your bad argument out...doesn't it?

posted on 27 May 2013, 15:40

44. 14545 (Posts: 1055; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Ummm, IIRC, the N2 dropped like 4-6 months after the S3. Where HTC has the Butterfly, One and now this all in 6 months. They haven't learned anything from their past.

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:40 14

9. darkskoliro (Posts: 934; Member since: 07 May 2012)


what would you say the galaxy note is then? personally i find this a good move because one phone wasn't meant to fit all hands...there should be smaller and larger versions, albeit one distinct type of model.

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:49

11. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Yes,I agree with you darkskoliro +1 for you. But what will you feel if this phone will immediately replace our butterfly? Our phone will already become old and it hasn't even been a year since it's release

posted on 27 May 2013, 05:03 1

14. darkskoliro (Posts: 934; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Well my butterfly isnt a phablet...I would feel the htc one replaced my phone. Sad about it, but I had it for 4 months before the one came out, and I needed the best phone out on the market then. So my hands are tied..

Or else I would have been stuck on a 256mb android for 4 more months, and I can tell you right now it is nowhere near heaven.

posted on 27 May 2013, 05:12

18. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Actually,the one really isn't the successor of the butterfly. If you'll look at it,the butterfly's predecessor was the HTC j which is once again a high end device before.

posted on 27 May 2013, 05:25 1

20. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Wait, I thought the One is the successor of the Butterfly and it is the successor of the One X as well.

posted on 27 May 2013, 06:17

23. darkskoliro (Posts: 934; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Yes in a way :) But to me, I never considered HTC J a flagship considering it had mediocre specs and was actually only released in Taiwan and Japan.
Dunno, I dont mind what successor is to what device but all I know is that there was a flagship with similar target market 4 months after my phone.

posted on 27 May 2013, 05:08

17. Suo.Eno (Posts: 125; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


No offense but the second I knew about Butterfly's unfrickinbelievably meager 2020mAh batt it was an auto deal breaker already? Tech moves fast this is a fact of life. Let's just hope that HTC do plan to support Butterfly all the way till Android 4.3 OR for some more active xda devs' action.

posted on 27 May 2013, 06:22 1

24. darkskoliro (Posts: 934; Member since: 07 May 2012)


The fact that my 2020mah battery outlasts an oppo's 2500mah battery really does put contradiction to your words :) Go look at the gsmarena battery tests as well, just so I can make statistics out of my words. But anyway, despite the 2020mah battery it lasts me a day fine, plus it is supposed to last longer than a gs3. Therefore, if a gs3 had acceptable battery life, then my phone certainly does too. And about android versions, I really do think htc will support this phone to their hearts content because of the adequate internal storage, and also similar specs to the one making its hardware undeniably good.

posted on 27 May 2013, 07:51

27. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Yup,the battery on the butterfly is good. It can last up to so many days.

posted on 27 May 2013, 12:05 1

37. chocolaking (Posts: 428; Member since: 22 May 2012)


I think the the htc one and 't6' are meant to target different markets.
and, butterfly was never meant for the world except Japan.

posted on 27 May 2013, 13:34 1

42. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


So far, none of HTC's phone are over even close to 6 inches. I'm not sure what you're implying exactly. Even if the T6 eventually get branded as Butterfly, it probably won't start selling until 4th quarter. Unless the device gets announced in the next couple of weeks within 2nd quarter, the device won't arrive until Butterfly/DNA is about a year old.

posted on 27 May 2013, 08:58

29. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6116; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


You're comment is wrong. Companies can make 6" phones if they want too. Even Sony coming out with a 6" phone later this year.

posted on 27 May 2013, 20:52

49. Cha7520 (Posts: 206; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


Its called giving people options!

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:27 5

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2103; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Smartphone = choose one for yourself, many great ones from many companies. Phablet = Note.

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:27 3

3. raunak (Posts: 494; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


It'll be interesting to see if they include the stereo speakers on the front since One was already as big as a five incher.

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:31 1

4. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


We know this will be a good phone but but how HTC will sell and advertise this is the big question. Marketing, HTC [+]

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:31 4

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


Yup, confirmed another One that will make current One user felt regret on it

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:39 12

8. cGmC11 (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Yep! Like the Galaxy S4 with the Galaxy Note 3

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:50 6

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


They are different...

posted on 27 May 2013, 08:19 6

28. papss (unregistered)


No they aren't...

posted on 27 May 2013, 10:41 3

32. iushnt (Posts: 585; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


They are different..samsung have well positioned both of them.
Htc is poor in marketing and positioning.

posted on 27 May 2013, 12:40 1

38. Lboogey6 (Posts: 264; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


He's right they aren't vastly different but the pen capabilities set it apart from the s3 giving them different categories. the biggest thing here is hoping htc doesn't leave their previous "flagship models" behind as they did with their one x series.

posted on 27 May 2013, 13:19 2

39. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


What makes you think they're leaving the One X behind? They've already promised Sense 5, which will more than likely bring Android 4.2 with it.

posted on 27 May 2013, 10:51 5

33. ojdidit84 (Posts: 250; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


I like that double standard you have there, band wagoner. So if the 5.5" Note II is different than the 5" S4, how is this 5.x" phone not different than the 4.7" One?

posted on 27 May 2013, 11:44 2

36. a_merryman (Posts: 603; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Well you see, there are three key differences in the samsung fanboy's mind.

1.)H
2.)T
3.)C

Other then that, there is no difference between comparing the One to the S4, and the One phablet to the Galaxy Note

posted on 27 May 2013, 13:34 2

41. papss (unregistered)


Completely agree... It's okay that SS staggers the Note/galaxy phones that I might add look identical with flimsy plastic but HTC can't make two premium phones that mimic designs... I love the aluminum being cheap argument by SS fanboys... Tell a luxury car owner that aluminum is considered cheap when their car is littered with aluminum accents versus plastic that's used on the cheapest of cars

posted on 27 May 2013, 05:07 7

15. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nope, I won't regret. Because I'm planning to get one, and that's the HTC One.

posted on 27 May 2013, 06:23 5

25. darkskoliro (Posts: 934; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Spoiled kid :) You already have a XZ!!

posted on 27 May 2013, 11:05

34. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Pfft....darkskoliro, I have no choice. My XZ is have problems, first XP, now XZ.

posted on 27 May 2013, 16:12

45. darkskoliro (Posts: 934; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Ahhhh...what problems?? :(

posted on 27 May 2013, 04:38 1

7. N-fanboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Interesting to see the sexiest phone right now in the form of a tablet, might not work tho.

posted on 27 May 2013, 05:16 1

19. Suo.Eno (Posts: 125; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Just to calm things down a notch, let's all take this w/ a Famous Amos regular paper bag sized salt yes? Way too much speculation based on just a number from a friggin' Linux string.

posted on 27 May 2013, 05:37 2

21. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


tough times for note 3 ahead.people have more freedom of choice this year

posted on 27 May 2013, 05:40 3

22. rizevnarastek (Posts: 326; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


It's not a succesor it's in a league of it's own... You think everybody likes such a massive screen? NO. It's a competitor to Note 3 like the One is a competitor to S4... Hope it comes with big ass battery, ultrapixel camera, booksound, on-screen keys and some type of stylus.

posted on 27 May 2013, 06:52 2

26. FlushGordon (unregistered)


No Wacom digitizer? Then how the hell are they gonna compete against the Note 3?

There should be at least a crappy soft-tip stylus included otherwise Samsung will own them agaim

posted on 27 May 2013, 10:10

30. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


just buy wacom stylus if you really need it

posted on 27 May 2013, 10:26

31. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


the cheapest wacom stylus is only $14.95

posted on 27 May 2013, 13:34

40. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


6 inches is to big, I just say they take the One design and make it a 5 inch screen with a Snapdragon 800 and a 2500-3000 Mah battery, and the rest of the specs stay the same

posted on 27 May 2013, 15:12 1

43. amro99 (Posts: 76; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


I sometimes wish the visitors of such websites were a bit more mature, and knew that a company can target different consumer segments in the SAME market with different high-end products, without feeling anyone cheated!

posted on 27 May 2013, 16:25

46. brutalpanther (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 May 2013)


I'm excited to see HTC stepping up thier game.I have owned all the S series samsung phones.Up to the S3,Thats when they stopped the ability to move apps and games to SD card.This is why i went with the HTC ONE 32GB.Because the S4 is claiming 16gb,But in truth only 8gb is usable the os takes up the rest.And b4 all you eggheads start talking about the S4 has a sd slot,yes it does but only for media.No apps or games can be moved to it.I will have to say HTC messed up in one area.The camera sucks.No matter what fancy name it has 4 megapix is still just that 4 megapix.My ipod takes a better pic.So hopefully they wont go that route with the next ONE.Everything else on my htc one is awesome,and would have been a samsung killer if it had of competed on the camera side.

posted on 27 May 2013, 17:08

47. blacktrump0674 (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 May 2011)


For the record ....I have been waiting on a phablet from HTC. As long as it has a bigger battery and micro ad expandable slot with a larger size for my hand I am happy! Anyone can sell software enhancements to cell makers, HTC has always made solid phones! Give them a break! Every company goes through a rough patch... They just have to recover from it. If that means making a phablet when it is in demand then do it.

posted on 27 May 2013, 17:37 1

48. mottykels (Posts: 364; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I hate phablet more than 5.5 inches

posted on 27 May 2013, 22:12

50. Taters (Posts: 2579; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


HTC phablet would be way too big. The Note 2 is definitely the max size. HTC One is bigger than 5 inch handsets so this will be Lumia 920 big, which is HUGE.

posted on 28 May 2013, 00:48

51. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3865; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The One is smaller than the DNA/Butterfly and the Oppo Find 5. It's taller than the GS4 by LESS than a millimeter (0.8 mm), and is actually slightly narrower (1.6 mm); I highly doubt you could tell the difference between the two if they were shaped the same way.

A 6" screen would be way too big, but 5.5" would definitely be manageable.

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