If you thought the HTC One X was big, wait ‘til you see what they have in store for a launch this autumn.
Digitimes reports that the Taiwanese manufacturer has plans to enter the large smartphone market later this year with a device that packs a 5-inch screen – that’s larger than the current One X, but smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Note. What’s more, they claim the screen will be in an eye-popping Full HD 1080p resolution.
The exact resolution on the giant device’s screen is said to be 1794 x 1080, which is Full HD (1920 x 1080) minus 126 vertical rows of pixels, which we would assume to be used for the three standard Android function buttons which will sit at the bottom of the device’s display.
As per usual, the source is an industry one. Digitimes has something of a patchy track record when it comes to leaks, but it has been on the money a few times recently, including with Apple products. It’s recent report matches up with one made by tech site BGR earlier in the year, who stated that a 5-inch superphone from HTC would be the star of US network Verizon’s lineup come autumn.
The site also claimed that the phone would have support for the same Scribe stylus that came with the Flyer tablet, a superfast quad-core Snapdragon Krait processor, and Adreno 320 graphics. These features have not been confirmed or mentioned again by Digitimes, but with a Full HD screen being one of the features, we’d expect the rest of the phone’s parts to also be top-end.
HTC also plans to launch a more budget-friendly phone this autumn, the ‘Proto’, which looks set to be an improved version of the current One V.
We first heard about Full HD screens on smartphones when LG announced the technology earlier in the year. The top smartphones out right now currently rock a 720p HD display, so something like this unannounced HTC phone would take over as the new high standard.