HTC will soon add a smartphone-tablet hybrid to its line-up to challenge the Galaxy Note and its upcoming successor, as the former main mover and shaker in Android once again follows the lead of rival Samsung.
Sources cited by Digitimes suggest that the unnamed gadget will make its debut in September or October and will pack a five-inch display featuring a 1794 x 1080 aspect ratio.
That’s enough to make it HTC’s biggest smartphone by some distance, although it still falls short of Samsung’s Galaxy Note’s 5.3-inch dimensions and is even further from the 5.5-inches of screen real estate that its successor is reputed to pack.
The phone is also expected to be powered by a punch-packing Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 SoC 1.5GHz processor and will run Android, unsurprisingly. It’s not yet apparent, however, which version of Google’s OS will be on board at launch.
HTC’s plans for a phablet come after the original Galaxy Note, which dropped late last year, bucked expectations that its appeal was selective to rack up sales of over five million.
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