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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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51 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

6. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

13. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

16. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

35. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 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?

44. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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.

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

14. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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.

18. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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.

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

23. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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.

17. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

24. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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.

27. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

37. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 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.

42. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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.

49. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Its called giving people options!

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

3. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 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.

4. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

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

5. wendygarett unregistered

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

8. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Yep! Like the Galaxy S4 with the Galaxy Note 3

12. wendygarett unregistered

They are different...

28. papss unregistered

No they aren't...

32. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

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

38. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 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.

39. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

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