The Samsung Galaxy Note did something that some people didn’t think possible and that was to succeed despite being large. The Note 2 now brings an even bigger 5.5 inch display.
HTC did not let the success go un-noticed and they have chosen to release their own phablet. Leaks put a device with the name HTC DROID Incredible X5 and as of yesterday, there are now rumors that there will also be a Nexus version of it coming which has been cleverly dubbed the Nexus X.
So who will it match up to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Let’s compare the Note 2 to the leaked specs of the HTC phablet so far.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs HTC DROID Incredible X5 / Nexus X
The US version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will have the same specs as the international model. It will have a 5.5 inch display of Super AMOLED at 1280 x 720. It will run on a quad core processor of 1.6GHz and have support for 4G LTE. It should come with Jelly Bean installed and it will have the S Pen stylus, which has been updated from the Note. It will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions and it will be the very first LTE quad core in the US.
It will be launched on all of the carriers that had the Samsung Galaxy S3, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon.
The HTC Nexus X will supposedly have a 5 inch 1080p screen and a whopping 480ppi. It will have the Snapdragon quad core S4 processor, 1.5GHz of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, but it is thought that there will not be support for a stylus or removable battery.
At the moment there is no information about which operating system the device will have, but it is thought that it may be Jelly Bean unless Google is set to rollout Key Lime Pie by the holidays.
The biggest advantage the HTC Google Nexus X would have would be its 1080p screen which is 5-inches meaning it is more pocketablet and better than the Note 2. It will also be running stock Android which means quicker updates in the future.
As for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, it would win thanks to its removable battery, stylus and of course a better track record with phablets (the Nexus X would be HTC’s first attempt at a phablet).