Among all the smartphones with 5-inch screen size, the Samsung Galaxy Note is certainly the most popular. Now, according to reports from BGR, HTC is planning to introduce a device within this year that will be a direct competition to the Samsung Galaxy Note. Before HTC's plans, LG had already introduced a similar device with similar screen size, but LG's version called the Optimus Vu was only released in South Korea and it is still not known when it will be released to the rest of the world. Currently, Samsung still holds the crown for the best selling smartphone-tablet hybrid.
Apparently, HTC might attempt to take away that crown from Samsung. Reports from BGR said that HTC might release a flagship phone to be sold by Verizon. Many believe that it will feature a 5-inch display with 1080p HD screen, Krait quad-core processor and Adreno 320 GPU included in a brand new chipset, HTC's latest Sense 5, and a Scribe stylus. The author of the report said that HTC will introduce the Galaxy Note's competitor.
Samsung made a huge decision to break the custom of manufacturing smartphones with a small form factor. Samsung was praised by many because of the well-made and portable Galaxy Note and the device is almost as successful as the Galaxy S2.
Because of the 5-inch form factor of Galaxy Note, users have a gadget that is both a smartphone and a tablet already. As a result, users need not buy and own two gadgets.
HTC has recently launched the One X and it was definitely a huge success. The One X is the first quad-core smartphone in the world. Many have been impressed with the device and its sales are doing well.
But, if HTC indeed decides to release a device that will directly compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note and at the same time, integrate a powerful quad-core processor, then the consumers might turn to Taiwan rather than South Korea for a smartphone-tablet crossover.