HTC planning phone with five-inch HD screen
08 Aug 2012
Takes aim at the Galaxy Note and Note II
When Samsung brought out the Note last year, the larger screen seemed to be at odds with the competition. But Samsung's success with that has made its rivals such as HTC look again at their own offerings.
According to a new report from DigiTimes, HTC is now looking at launching a phone with a five-inch Full HD screen as soon as September or October. The report claims it has an 'unusual' resolution of 1794x1080-pixels, likely to translate to a full 1920x1080 panel, omitting 126 vertical lines for Android's on-screen navigation buttons.
Other details are sketchy, but a previous benchmark test points to a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 SoC 1.5GHz processor and Adreno 320 graphics being present. Jelly Bean would almost certainly be the operating system.
HTC's financial results haven't been great this year, so something radical from the company wouldn't be out of the question. We did hear recently about a HTC One X+ handset, but that looks like a slight upgrade on an existing phone. Not the kind of thing to get the tills ringing.
It does sound like HTC is planning an autumn refresh of its range though, adding more hardware to the pre-Christmas mix, which should include a new iPhone, the Galaxy Note II and a new range of Windows 8 phones, including the new Lumias. With that in mind, it's no wonder that HTC is planning something a little different.
Source: The Verge