It can be either HTC T6 or the HTC One Max but both point to a phablet device from HTC that is aimed at countering the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This would be the first phablet device from the Taiwanese company and is expected to be launched around the same time as the Note 3. This no doubt will extend the rivalry of the two companies to a whole new segment after their current flagship offerings, the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One are currently engaged in a one-to-one battle the world over. The enmity is soon expected to spill over to another segment when both HTC and Samsung launch their HTC One Mini and Galaxy S4 Mini respectively, both of which are rumored to be close to making the market debut. To be launched soon thereafter, it could be the year end or so when the two new products, HTC One Max and the Galaxy Note 3 enter the ring.
Samsung’s offering in the phablet segment last year was the Galaxy Note 2 device. This was a smartphone that came with a large screen that set it away from the others in the market. This was one feature that had made an instant hit amongst consumers. All of that had translated into brisk sales for Samsung. Most other companies including HTC watched from the sidelines while Samsung ruled the roost here.
However, things could be different this time with HTC already having made know their wish to field a competitor to the Note 3 in the form of the One Max. The HTC One has already won a lot of accolades the world over for its performance and features and it’s only natural to expect all of those and more on the phablet version as well. Telecom operators too are believed to be licking at the prospect of a bigger version of the HTC One entering the market sometime later. Expect more details to surface as we approach the final launch of the two mega devices. However, apart from the hardware which in any case will be impressive, it will be the software that could turn out to be the game changer here along with the functionality that the devices throws up. We already have an idea of the Note series and HTC sure will have to better it comprehensively.