Last time we heard about the HTC T6, we learned that it would be a phablet in the 5-6 inch range. We knew very little about it, but it got a little hype going. The latest round of rumors gives it a full spec list, and it really piqued our interest. According to this new info, it will indeed be a phablet, rocking a 5.9 inch full HD display. It’ll also feature the newest and most powerful processor set to launch this year: the quad core, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 MSM8974.
Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with a microSD card (seems very unlikely knowing HTC), a 2.1MP front facing wide angle camera, a rear UltraPixel camera with optical image stabilization, a massive 3,300 mAh battery, and of course BoomSound speakers with a separate audio processor. Aside from storage space, it seems like a monster, but I can’t help but be disappointed that HTC went back on their fantastic decision to make 32GB the new standard for high end phones. It is also said to launch with Key Lime Pie, but with a launch during late summer or early fall, KLP might not even be out by that time.
But specs won’t differentiate the device from other phablets. Build quality won’t either to most people, evident by the Galaxy S 4‘s popularity compared to the HTC One. So HTC is taking a page out of Samsung’s book and adding pen input, not unlike what they did with their earlier tablets. That technology was called Scribe, and while it may not come back with that name, it’s pretty interesting to see them returning to doing high end pen input.
Another unique feature is a fingerprint reader. Sure, Motorola has done it before, and both Samsung and Apple are rumored to be doing the same, but the T6 may beat the two to the market. I don’t see any use in a fingerprint reader, especially knowing how unreliable they are in a small form, but maybe they’ll do it right. We’ll see.
The HTC T6 sounds to be an absolute monster of a device. It could easily beat anything on the market, if HTC plays their cards right. We suggest more than two navigation buttons, but that’s just us. So looking at these rumored specs, what do you think? Could this be the phablet of the year? Or could Samsung have them beat? Tell us what you think in the comments!