HTC phablet in development as codename T6?

HTC hasn’t exactly been been keeping a high profile when it comes to large-screened mobile devices. Sure, there’s been the odd tablet, and it flirted with the phablet space with the five-inch Droid DNA/Butterfly, but such models have been few and far between. Last week, we heard that HTC could be looking to do something about that and was planning to introduce a larger version of the One, with a screen somewhere in the five-to-six-inch range. We didn’t have much else to go on, but today we learn of the codename for an in-development HTC phablet that just might be this very same model.

Tipster @evleaks tweeted in the wee hours this morning that HTC’s upcoming phablet takes the codename T6. Indeed, HTC Soku chimed in with something it had found earlier, linking T6 to evidence of a number of devices in development, each with their own codename: cassiopeia, columba, delphinus, crater, and eridanus. If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice those are all constellations. The letters you’ll see up top tied to each designate a mix of radio options (L for LTE) covering both CDMA and GSM-based networks.

We’re still left with tons of questions: will this be One-level hardware? Just how large a phablet are we talking about? And of course, when will this guy finally see the light of day?

Source: @evleaks (Twitter), HTC Soku

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