Sep 06 AT 9:43 AM Nick Gray 30 Comments

HTC’s 5-inch phablet shows up in Verizon’s inventory system


The rumored HTC 6435 has just made another appearance on Verizon’s device management system, indicating that the handset could make its way to store shelves within the next 2-6 weeks. According to the handset’s GLBenchmark scores which were discovered in early August, the HTC 6435 features a Qualcomm’s MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus paired with an Adreno 225 GPU used to power a 1794 x 1080 pixel display.

The actual size of this device is still unknown, but many are speculating that it is the 5-inch phablet device which was originally mentioned in a DigiTimes report last month. There is also the possibility that the Verizon-bound HTC 6435 will match up with the mysterious images of a black and red HTC phone which showed up a few days ago. DigiTimes reported that the HTC phablet would make its way into thew hands on consumers sometime between September and October – matching up nicely with the HTC press event scheduled for September 19th.

If you were interested in picking up a phablet, would you wait for the HTC 6435 or go for the LG Intuition?

Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • redraider133

    Thought the leaks showed it having the s4 quad core with adreno 320?

    • Taylor Wimberly

      I read that too, but when I went back and looked at GLBenchmark the device info clearly showed MSM8960, which is 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus.

      • wqeudyg

        Wow! Partners! Multi-function memory card reader! You’ll love it! Go take a look at it:

    • TheDave

      The S4 Pro / Adreno 320 speculation was based on the actual scores. I’m inclined to believe that’s in there since even an overclocked S4 plus probably couldn’t produce the scores we saw on that benchmark site.

      If its a S4 plus, I’d be dissapointed, but not a deal breaker. Yet.

      • Taylor Wimberly

        I’m comparing GLBenchmark scores with the LG Optimus G (E970) that has Adreno 320.

        GLBenchmark 2.1 Pro offscreen 720p:
        LG E970 – 167 fps
        HTC6435 – 110 fps
        Anandtech APQ8064 performance preview – 184 fps

        In this one benchmark, it def looks like HTC device is Adreno 225.

        • Taylor Wimberly

          And I could totally be wrong. I think we are comparing different versions of the benchmark, so they could be run at different times. As Nick pointed out, this could also be the MSM8960T, which is a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 with Adreno 320.

          The GLBenchmark device info for the HTC6435 says “MSM8960″, but it could be reporting it wrong?

          • TheDave

            Yeah I just did the same comparison. Hard to tell with what we have to go on. Still hoping for the 320 at least, with that rumored 1080p screen and all it’s pixels it will need to support.

          • gagetbOy

            I did a comparison at the link with the one x and the egypt offscreen test was 3 times the score of the adreno 225 in the one x, which means it might be the 320 that was tested with early drivers.

    • Richard Yarrell

      I wish HTC well I use to roll hard with HTC not anymore. Android in general needs competition and Htc needs to come real strong with it’s Note 2 competitor. I am personally awaiting the opportunity to purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in October when it arrives to Tmobile. Nothing beats Samsung today..

      • snowbdr89

        Roll hard?

  • Robert

    HTC definitely, their build quality is just much better and with a high end feel. Plus I’m not at all feeling that square aspect ratio.

  • Adryan maldonado

    I look foward to what htc has in stock for us when it comes to future devices like this one. I really want to see the reviews on this awesome resolution and what if any stylus technology it uses

  • Thomas Biard

    HTC for sure. I would like to go pick up and try out the Intuition but it would take something pretty amazing to get me to buy one of LG’s devices.

    The mystery behind this HTC is fun and yet “enough already”. I guess I can wait since I’m not getting a phone for another 2 months or so.

    • Nick Gray

      I’m in the same boat. I got the One S a few months back, but my wife seems to like it more than I do. As soon as something decent comes out that I can use on T-Mobile, I’ll be making the swap.

    • KC

      If you can wait another 2 mths or so, you might as well wait for the 5 Google Nexus smartphone in Dec. 5 different makes with 5 different designs for you to choose from, and perhaps with even better hardware specs than this current crop.

  • Nate B.

    I’m interested in seeing what this thing is all about. I have to admit though, I’m fell out of love with HTC a while ago. I like their build but not the skin. Well, I like their recent build (One X).

    • golcarcol

      I’m in the same boat as you, I used to really like HTC, but as soon as my wife got her Incredible 2, I realized how bad their skin was.

  • n25philly

    SD card slot please!

  • Donald Williams

    What the heck thought Tmobile was going to get this? Come one Tmo and HTC give me a phone I cant refuse! Lets show off your build quality and specs to all the S3 owners at work! I am the one usually with the best tech there I feel so behind with the Amaze…

    • Richard Yarrell

      It’s actually to bad you feel that way. Tmobile has wonderful devices ie Galaxy S2, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S3, Htc One S these are all better than your Htc Amaze 4g. Plus with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Htc One X +and upcoming Galaxy Nexus 2 Tmobile has plenty to look forward too just make your choice and live with it. I love Tmobile and it’s HSPA PLUS 42MPS network with my 10gb of high speed data I am happy. Who knows I might just switch to unlimited data I will see.

      • Donald Williams

        not arguing the fact that Tmo doesnt have great devices however I want something to just blow me out of the water. I love the service from Tmo when i can get it. Dont get me wrong Im happy with the Amaze but as a tech geek I cant stay too far behind.

        BTW when did you switch to Tmo? Thought you were a sprint guy

  • Nathan D.

    I really want to see how good the display will look with that kind of resolution.

  • carlisimo

    I don’t understand the hardware buttons, not after the fiasco with that menu bar in ICS.

    But more importantly, HTC cannot survive if it keeps making phones for just one carrier each. What kind of business plan is that?

  • donger

    HTC needs to make another device like the Nexus One. I would say it is the best phone I had own. I own every single Nexus phone, even both GSM and Verizon LTE Galaxy Nexus. If I had to compare the Verizon one with the GSM one, it basically sucks. When HTC released the Nexus One, it was the top phone with the most up to date hardware and software. It received the most OS software updates, going from 2.1 Eclair to 2.2 Froyo to 2.3 Gingerbread. It was almost unbreakable, I have no case nor screen protector on it, drop it 2 out of 3 times getting out my car, just dings on the corners. The build quality is amazing compared to todays phones which have a really cheap plastic feel to it. I have gotten all the additional accessories for it like the dock, car dock mount. Samsung shouldn’t make a Nexus device! Why? Because they are not going to let it outdo, out-shine, even outsell their own Galaxy S devices. The reason why I got the Galaxy Nexus for Verizon is for the 4G LTE speeds, little did I know that I have to wait 6 long months for an OS update. Where is my charger that can connect to the 3 side charger dots. It is a Nexus device, I guess the name doesn’t mean much anymore to Google. I think HTC needs to make another top of the line phone or even Sony or LG should. End rant.

  • Balaram Vineeth Venugopal .P

    Is this the device with adreno 320?

    • Balaram Vineeth Venugopal .P

      Sorry, that was rumored to have adreno 320.

  • Mr. Green

    Does this also mean this “Phablet” will be released unlocked on GSM networks in europe and the rest of the world?

  • Tarwin

    I’m curious about the device, especially if it’s using the adreno 320. But it would have to be an international version (or at least gsm) for me to buy it.

    I wonder how precise the touch screen on the Lumia 920. They mentioned the ability to use a stylus (or keys as a stylus). If it’s true and it’s precise and HTC used the same synaptics tech they could avoid the need for an active digitizer (which could make the phone cheaper and also replacing the stylus if you ever lost it…). Of course then it might not have pressure sensitivity but that might not be so important on a phablet as on an actual tablet (it depends on your use of it).

  • john in brisbane

    Gawd I only recently learnt what Americans mean by “phapping” so “phablet” is hilarious :-)

    Years ago when Mitsubishi brought out the Pajero SUV, they had to name it Shogun in some places coz Pajero means phapper in Spanish I believe.