Rumours have been indicating that HTC would jump onto the phablet bandwagon, and build a handset with a 5-inch Full HD 1080p display. A concept image of a device, dubbed HTC One X 5 had emerged recently. Now, a post on Twitter by a developer, Football, sheds light on all the specifications of an unannounced handset called the HTC DLX.
@Football4PDA tweeted that the HTC DLX will come with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a 5-inch Full HD display. This upcoming smartphone will also feature a 2500mAh non-removable battery, and will run on the Android v4.1.2 OS.
HTC One X 5 captured in a press shot?
Commenting on this post, a report by Android Community states, “The tweet by Football confirms some of the rumors that have been circulating about this behemoth smartphone, including that it will have a 5-inch HD (1080p) display. Because of the smartphone’s sizeable screen, it has been dubbed a phablet, one of a few phones toeing the line between phone and tablet. In addition to the screen size, the tweet seems to confirm the rumors of a Snapdragon processor and Android Jelly Bean (4.1.2, to be specific)”.
This is not the first time we have heard of such a device being in the works. An earlier report showed a similar looking handset being captured in the wild and it too possessed a display that appears to be roughly 5 inches. A report by The Verge had stated that this could be the HTC6435LVW, which appeared on a benchmarking site earlier on and the handset sported a 1.5GHz processor that outperformed a traditional Qualcomm S4 by a wide enough margin to make some wonder whether it might be based on a next-gen chip. The handset also had a display with 1794 x 1080 screen resolution, which could probably be rounded up to full 1080p if you assume the difference is HTC's original implementation of the menu button on Android v4.0.
A report by Android Community states that this handset is rumoured to be heading to Verizon. However, there is no official word on this.
The report concludes, “This information meshes well with the report from DigiTimes claiming that an industry insider says HTC plans to release a device with a full HD screen in September or October of this year. GLBenchmarks shows a device that corroborates most of the specs listed in Football’s tweet, including the Snapdragon processor. Although no official word has been given, information in the rumorsphere seems to confirm Football’s tweet.”
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