HTC is reportedly getting back into the extra-large device market by releasing an Android Key Lime Pie smartphone. According to rumors floated by typically reliable source evleaks, HTC is developing a device with a 5.9-inch display to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note series.

According to evleaks – who has been right about several leaked devices, including the HTC One – HTC has a device in development under the T6 code name. It has a 1080p full HD display, a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a micro SD slot, a rear Ultrapixel camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front camera with wide-angle lens. It also borrows from the One and has BoomSound dual front speakers.

HTC Sense with Blinkfeed and updated features will be integrated with Key Lime Pie, the next version of Android yet to be announced or confirmed by Google. The phone reportedly has an S Pen rival thanks to a digital stylus included with the device. Though some might mistakenly suggest that HTC is copying Samsung, the HTC Scribe pen system was actually available back in early 2011 with the failed HTC Flyer tablet. Scribe may be resurrected as a way to add new input options and aid artwork or productivity on HTC smartphones.

The T6 supposedly has a number of high-energy specifications, so the 3,300 mAh battery will likely be under great pressure if these rumors are accurate. HTC may release a protective case with battery to offer an additional 1,250 mAh of power.

According to evleaks, the T6 release window is pegged for some time in late summer or early fall.

source: The Unlockr (evleaks)

By Andrew Kameka