The Galaxy Note amazed everyone by succeeding when the odds were stacked against it thanks to its size. Its 5.3 inch display pushed the device into the phablet category, and thanks to its success more companies are bringing our monster devices, including HTC who are soon releasing a phablet on Verizon of their own dubbed the HTC DROID Incredible X.
A source gave HTCSource details about the new device from HTC and so we will be using these rumored specs to compare it with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as these two devices are likely the best phablets you can expect to arrive this year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs HTC DROID Incredible X
US version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will have the same specs as the international version. It will have a display of 5.5 inches, Super AMOLED HD at 1280 x 720 and it will run on a quad core 1.6GHz processor. It should have compatibility for LTE and run the latest Android OS, Jelly Bean. The S Pen has been updated and it helps the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to become a true digital notepad. The device should be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. If the specs are true this would make it the first ever LTE quad core device in the US and it would be power packed. It is thought that the Note 2 will be available on all five carriers in the US who have the Samsung Galaxy S3. These are AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon.
The HTC DROID Incredible X will also be power packed if the specs can be believed. It is thought that it will have a 5 inch HD 1080p display with 480 ppi. It should have a quad core Snapdragon S4 processor with 16GB of storage and 1.5GB of RAM. On the downside it is not thought to have support for a stylus. At the moment there is no word on what OS it will have, however more than likely HTC will choose Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It is thought that the device will be available with Verizon only and will follow the One X in terms of having a non-removable battery and no expandable storage.
So apart from the last two downsides, the HTC DROID Incredible X appears to have both the display and the processor of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 beat. And if the leaked pictures prove to be true, it may also be ahead in the looks department just like how the HTC One X is possibly the best looking Android phone launched this year.
We’ll run this comparison one more time once HTC confirm the specs.