HTC One Max (T6), Butterfly 2 to launch in second half of 2013, analyst says

June 4, 2013
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    In a research note to investors, an analyst said that HTC is expected to see “strong revenue growth” in the second half of the year thanks to two new flagship devices including the HTC One Max (currently known as the HTC T6) and the HTC Butterfly 2 set to launch during the period.

    This is the second report today that mentions potential HTC devices for the second half of the year, and we’re finally given a product name for the T6 – HTC One Max makes plenty of sense considering that the handset is expected to be a bigger HTC One version, a 5.9-inch competitor to the Galaxy Note 3.

    Alvin Kwock from J.P. Morgan Hong Kong revealed that many carriers are “highly interested” in the HTC One Max, according to Focus Taiwan, as the device “ is the only flagship model with a uni-body casing back-cover to be released in the second half of this year.”

    In addition to the already mentioned metal design and 5.9-inch screen, the HTC One Max would is also said to pack a 2.2GHz processor and the latest Android version, which is specifically mentioned as being Key Lime Pie.

    These details are pretty much in line with what previous reports have said about the T6, and we have no way of knowing whether they’re accurate or not – after all, analysts don’t always get it right. Other details about the HTC One Max have not been offered.

    As for the HTC Butterfly 2, the handset is expected to be promoted by more carriers than its predecessors, but actual specs and features are not revealed.

    The publication says that two other HTC handsets could arrive in the third quarter according to Kwock including the HTC Butterfly S and the HTC One mini. It’s not clear at this point whether the Butterfly 2 and Butterfly S are one and the same phone or whether they’re different – common sense says that the Butterfly S makes sense as a name for the second-generation HTC Butterfly model, but nothing is official at this time.

    Based on these expectations, Kwock said that HTC’s revenue will grow 75% sequentially in the second quarter, and continue to grow by 15 to 20 percent in the following quarters. Thus, he gave HTC stock an “overweight” rating, with a NT$390 (about $13) target price in sight. Currently, HTC stock is trading around NT$287 in the region.

    That said, we’ll remind you to take everything with a grain of salt, as we’re yet to see these upcoming devices confirmed.


    • Gilles LeBlanc

      Goodbye Note 2, Hello HTC One Max!!!!

      • Anthony Evans

        and hello note 3

        • Gilles LeBlanc

          If its better yea, but all signs point to One Max :-)

          • RaptorOO7

            Based on what information? There is no definite specs for either device as of yet, just rumors. So based on that lets go at it shall we.

            HTC Samsung
            Screen 5.9″ 1080p 5.99″ 1080p
            RAM 2GB 2GB (Rumors of 3GB)
            Processor 2.2Ghz Exynos 5420 or SD800
            Storage ? (32 & 64GB) ? (32 & 64GB)
            Expansion NOOOOOO microSDHC up to 64GB

            You see unless HTC can address the lack of microSD or is willing to pack MORE RAM say 128GB then its a tough call.

            I am not saying I won’t look at it especially if the dev community comes along and NICE ROM that is SENSE FREE.

            ***** I forgot its supposed to only have 16GB of storage, NO THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • Gilles LeBlanc

              I agree with everything you said as my opinion is based on rumors. Would have mentioned it, but I’m affraid to post something to long. Well said good sir, upvote for you :-)

            • Joshua Hill

              Assuming they both ship with Snapdragon 800′s at similar speeds the HTC will be quicker than the Sasmung. At the moment the HTC One level pegs with the Galaxy S4 yet they have the same processor and Samsung has a 200Mhz speed advantage.

            • Joshua Hill

              Also the HTC T6 is rumoured to have Sd card slot so that big NOOOOOO can be shoved somewhere else if you want to ‘go at it’

    • HitokiriX

      microSD and I’m all in.

      • Gilles LeBlanc

        Yup same here, 16GB limit would seriously castrate it.

      • Patato Hsieh

        Argh, just don’t carriers kill the SD slot again , like what Verizon did to Droid DNA.

        • HitokiriX

          I only have to deal with Verizon for another two months luckily. Then I’m off to Korea for a while

    • MasterMuffin

      “Only one flagship this year” oops

      • TY

        Seriously, where did people hear that from? Just because he says the HTC One is the “one”? It can mean lots of things, like… there won’t be a minor upgrade to the One with the exact same features this year, unlike the One X+. There can be variations, but no, there will not be One+ or anything like that. Just a “Hero” device, a mini-version of it, and a phablet version.

        • MasterMuffin

          Phablet version is welcome, but Butterfly 2 can’t be anything else but a flagship

          • TY

            I’m guessing that it will not have better specs than the One, and will not have BoomSound dual-front facing speakers, nor a full-metal chassis (its design language is more oriented to Asia, especially Japan).

            • Joshua Hill

              If your your talking about the tabone you are wrong. Chances are it will have a Snapdragon 800 processor versus the 600 in the One. Lots of rumours from sources have said this. What’s your guess based on?

    • Amadeus Klein

      I really want to like the HTC One “Max” But I burn through batteries on my phones… and I’m afraid that the Max will have the typical sealed battery… (I currently use a ZeroLemon 7000MaH battery on my S3 and it lasts me about 12 hours… I kill batteries, so a sealed battery unless it’s a mega monster is out for me… :( Looks like I’m still waiting on the Note 3 :( … Keep in mind while I focus on the note I want more competitors in the “note size” market to push innovation a bit faster…

      • woah

        7000 mah battery?…. Tablets do not have such battery capacities, and the Note 3 will certainly not have anything above 4000 mah. Maybe you have a faulty battery or a faulty GS3? There is no way I could imagine killing such a battery in 12h

        • Gilles LeBlanc

          Or faulty ressource management? No offence intended

          • Amadeus Klein

            None taken, I just use the screen on all day, and GPS all day which kills it fast, plus other apps… It’s just one of those things :)

        • Amadeus Klein

          I have my GPS on Constantly, Screen is on about 90% of the time, 5-6 hours of video usage per day, on LTE/3G 90% of the time, I also do torrenting from the phone… It’s easily kill-able with really heavy usage…

          • Gilles LeBlanc

            Wow!!! Thats hardly typical usage though even for the hardest of hardcore users. Note 3 is absolutly the better option for you. May I sugest system tuner pro? :-) also why not keep the Note 2 as a backup to One Max.. Bet you could network them for torrenting to split workload. I plan on doing this aswell.

            • Amadeus Klein

              Yeah, I’m hard on my devices… I use the phone as my “connection” to the world (I have vision issues) so it helps me augment what I miss… In addition to being my everything else device too…

            • Gilles LeBlanc

              Frikin awesome man, though I have macbook air and sony video glasses my Note 2 is my connection to the world aswell. Consolidating devices like we do is incredibly efficient.

            • Amadeus Klein

              Honestly talk is about the most efficient app for text to speech I know… I use dragon Naturally for speech to text though… Smartphones help a ton, My vision issues just developed about a year ago so it so I never had to deal with this without technology, so I guess I’m spoiled :)

          • 윌 스튜어트

            Wow, I just looked up ZeroLemon, I honestly didn’t know they made phone batteries that big :O If you don’t mind me asking, what do you do that requires GPS to be on constantly?

            • Amadeus Klein

              I actually use the GPS to make sure that when I use Public Transport (Scary unreliable around here) to make sure I am not missing my stops etc… I refuse to be stuck at home just because my vision sucks :) That and it helps me locate things around me since my field of vision is so limited it tells me when I’m getting near where I want to go… Thank goodness for technology, I can’t imagine losing my vision without tech to help me get around….

      • MasterMuffin

        If you kill 7000mah with s3 in 12 hours, that really is some weird usage! Complex white 3d things being generated on full brightness screen with overclocked CPU with performance governor and every possible connection type on with super vibration on all the time?

        • Amadeus Klein

          LOL, with my vision issues I have everything set high, plus audio assistant apps that are always using data and the speakers… Before the huge battery I was running 3 standard batteries a day. My phone is my desktop, laptop, phone, mp3/streaming music player etc… If I return to ” normal” usage (weekends mostly) I get 2-3 days on it :)

          • MasterMuffin

            Oka o.O

    • cern

      as we know htc, probably just another flawed flagship, with no sdcard slot or removable battery..

      and later they’ll release One Max J with sdcard slot..

      yeah I’m a bit pessimistic with htc, until they proven me wrong.

    • neighborhooddrunkpart2

      Can’t wait.

    • Patato Hsieh

      Just wonder what will be T6′s major difference with Butterfly 2.

    • Brendan

      It looks plastic in the picture. Can anyone confim/deny?

      • potatos.

        I could be wrong, but I think that’s a picture of a One X.