HTC’s upcoming 5-inch+ phone is codenamed T6, multiple carrier versions spotted

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 27, 2013

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After a well-known leaker revealed the codename of HTC’s future Galaxy Note competitor, more clues about the upcoming smartphone have been uncovered.

Rumors about an upcoming supersized smartphone from HTC have been doing the rounds for a while now. Most recently, we’ve heard about a device featuring a 5 to 6 inches display, that is supposedly similar to the successful HTC One in terms of specifications.

Now we have a new piece of the puzzle. First, @evleaks, the notorious mobile industry insider that has supplied accurate information on many devices before, tweeted the following:

The codename of the device doesn’t tell us much. Some have speculated that the “6” in “T6” could stand for the size of the display (6-inches), but I find it a bit improbable. The HTC One, with its 4.7-inch screen, was codenamed M7, while a supposed Mini version of the One goes by the name of M4. While HTC may certainly go crazy with a 6-inch device (Samsung and Huawei have already done it, Sony is rumored to do it), there’s simply not enough evidence for now to correlate the codename with the size of the display.

A Japanese site dedicated to HTC has uncovered references to several versions of the T6, seemingly differentiated by their cellular connectivity.


From the looks of it, HTC is gearing up to launch the T6 globally, offering compatibility with multiple standards:

  • 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

HTC was reported last week to have sold almost five million units of the flagship HTC One, but given the exodus of executives and engineers going on at the company, the embattled company will need more to stay afloat. Will a competitor to the Galaxy Note 2, like this T6 shapes out to be, be the solution?

  • Gilles LeBlanc

    Give me unibody aluminum, 5.5 + inch screen, minimal bezel and I wont give 2 Sh#ts about Note 3.

    • amine ELouakil

      hmm with boomsound it will have bezel on the top and bottom but of course it will be very narrow with minimum bezel on the side à la One M7

      • Gilles LeBlanc

        Hells yea, justify the extra space and ill have some of that boom sound aswell.

        • amine ELouakil

          :) my One sounds amazing, it’s clean and loud, it’s not a boombox, but it’s much better than anything else on the market

  • fukstevejobs

    funny how everyone is trying to copy samsung. but they wont sue they will just continue to innovate unlike CRAPPLE

    • Topcat488

      They won’t sue, until a phablet is made that has a built-in stylus holder. That’s what sets Samsung apart… That S-pen is Awesome, and you don’t have to carry it separately in another pocket. Everything else is just another Galaxy Mega copy, for real.

      • amine ELouakil

        lol? my casio classpad 300 calculator had such a thing and every old windows mobile device and most resistive screen devices had a build in stylus

        • Topcat488

          All them things that you mentioned are calculators or PDA’s. You could not make a phone call with them, they’re not considered phablets. So don’t laugh too loud, out loud my friend… Without a S-Pen like feature, the Note III won’t be beat this year by any Phablet!

          PDA’s or adding machines don’t count, even Apple had a stylus in their 1993 Newton… And… You couldn’t call with it.

          • amine ELouakil

            Are you serious? don’t laungh? lol I hope you are just trolling, because if not, you seriously don’t know your facts not only that but having some reading issues, I mentioned as example windows mobile smartphone and Symbian ones that had integrated stylus way before the Note heck some
            Product example :
            HTC P3450
            HTC Diamond
            HTC Touch HD
            HTC Touch 2
            i-Mate Ultimate

  • Arham

    tegra 4 or snapdragon 800 please

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