Upcoming HTC ‘phablet’ has some key specifications leak: quad-core, 1.5GB RAM
Remember that HTC device that we’ve written on a few times? The one that I originally thought could be that rumoured Beats By Dre phone, but is now looking to be HTC’s phablet. Well, it turns out that over the weekend there’s been a bit more news leak in regards to what exactly we could be seeing.
While the specs do suggest that this is the HTC powerhouse ‘phablet’ that we have been waiting for, some of the key points don’t match up with previous speculation. However, this news does come from reported ‘insiders’ that HTC Source has within the company.
So, here’s the rumoured specs:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor (quad-core, LTE)
- 5-inch display
- 1.5 GB of RAM
- 16 GB of internal storage (non-expandable)
- Extra notification light on rear
Based on the insider’s work, it looks like the newest upcoming HTC phone will be packing some serious specs under the hood. The quad-core S4 processor is no laughing matter. It has outperformed the Tegra 3 SoC in many tests, as well as many other high-performance chips. Seeing as though HTC tend to cheap-out on the RAM at times, the 1.5GB of RAM is also very welcome. This makes it one of the devices with the most RAM available, but still falls short of the Galaxy S III 4G, the upcoming Galaxy Note II and LG Optimus G.
One thing is for sure though, this device will be damn powerful and get more than the job done for most of you.
The unfortunate thing, though, is that HTC’s upcoming 5-inch device won’t have support for a stylus of any sort. Seeing as though Samsung already dominate this field with the S Pen as a major draw towards the Galaxy Note II, it is quite sad to see that HTC’s phone won’t be capable of the same things. This makes the HTC phone basically a larger (XXL) version of the One X. Of course, this news is not to be taken without a grain of salt. Everything could change come HTC’s event for what we expect to be the official announcement on September 19th.