Rumor: HTC T6, One mini (M4), Butterfly S, Desire 600 and 200 set to launch in 2H13
HTC is going to unveil a variety of new Android-based devices in the second half of the year, a new report says.
According to DigiTimes, the Taiwanese company will be quite busy in the following months, with several smartphones scheduled to be released starting with June. Mind you, this is just a rumor at this point, and we have no actual confirmation that most of these devices exist – the HTC Desire 600 has already been launched though.
That said, we’re looking at plenty of handsets that have appeared in a variety of rumors so far, including the HTC T6, the HTC One mini (also known as M4), the HTC Butterfly S, and the HTC Desire 200.
The HTC T6 is expected to be a Galaxy Note 3 competitor according to previous reports. The publication also says we’re looking at a 5.9-inch device with Full HD resolution that will also make use of a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU. The smartphone could come with a metal chassis supplied by Taiwan’s Catcher Technology and China’s BYD.
The HTC One mini is also said to pack a similar metal chassis coming from the same suppliers. Additionally, the handset would sport a 4.3-inch display with 720p resolution, a dual-core processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean under the hood. According to sources, the device would enter volume production in July.
We have no details on the HTC Butterfly S, but we’d assume the device would be a successor to last year’s Butterfly (Droid DNA) model. As for the Desire 600 and Desire 200, we expect these devices to target specific customers that are either looking for a dual-SIM Android device or for a entry-level handset, respectively.
Interestingly, an Android tablet made by HTC is not mentioned in this particular rumor.
We’ll be back with more details about these five handsets as soon as we have them. But it already looks like HTC is going to have plenty on its plate in the second half of the year, assuming this report is accurate.