HTC One with a larger 5-inch display coming soon

May 24, 2013
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Due to being what many would consider the perfect size coming in at 4.7-inches the HTC One is a popular smartphone, but for those wanting something a little bigger, apparently that is coming too. HTC is preparing to launch a larger version of their popular HTC One, and some rumors are suggesting a display that's 5-inches or bigger to compete with Samsung's GALAXY S 4.

According to Pocket-Lint and people familiar with the matter, The new HTC One will be nearly the exact same device in terms of look and feel, only be much bigger. So you'll still enjoy that stunning camera, impressive Boomsound front facing speakers and more. All on a bigger full HD 1080p display.

The report states the specs will remain the same under the hood, and the only difference will be that screen size. Depending on when this arrives we'd like to see Qualcomm's improved Snapdragon 800 instead, but that doesn't seem very likely at this point.

Back to the rumor, their source couldn't confirm the exact screen size, so take this all as a grain of salt for now. However, the leakster did state it will be at least 5-inches to compete with Samsung, and possibly bigger. He said above 5 but under 6-inches. A 5.5-inch HTC One+ could be pretty impressive and compete with the Note, or try to at least.

This follows rumors and even leaked photos of the HTC M4 that should be coming in as an HTC One Mini of some sorts. With recent reports of the One selling over 5 million units in under 2 months and demand still strong, a bigger model could be a good move to compete with the LG and Samsung's of late. HTC also stated the One would be their only flagship this year, so an identical but bigger version doesn't seem very plausible at the moment. Could this just be a replacement to the DROID DNA and Butterfly?


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  • ugxvibe

    I’ll take it for Verzion pls!

  • Christopher Robert

    compete with the Note 2 lol ha good luck

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Note II has slower quad-core, only 720p display and more.. we’ll see

    • nicedudex26

      Samsung note 2 is very old now and and so slow in speed compare to htc one go luck with that

      • Christopher Robert

        lol you are kidding right? the Note 2 still easily competes with the HTC One.

        1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos CPU, 2 GB RAM in the Note 2, with a kernel tweak I am running it at 1.8 GHz.

        1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU 2GB of RAM in the HTC One.

      • donnie

        The LG Optimus G Pro smokes the Note II

      • Christopher Robert

        ^^^Said no one every.

      • Christopher Vanwinkle

        No one every? What are you talking about? Now, the Snapdragon 600 actually is noticeably faster than that of the Note II’s processor. And even with the same clock speed, the One is faster. It is not all about the clock speed. Also, the 600 is much more efficient than the Exynos processor. And so on. Also, the low screen resolution and the terrible screen keep it from competing with the One. The One has a Delta E rating of 3.2, the best of any mobile device.

  • Peter Blanco

    How about a 5 inch screen and availability on Verizon? I’m waiting for a One or some family member of it besides the DNA!

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      +1000

  • Captain_Doug

    How about the 4.7″ HTC One screen but with on screen keys… Yeah, I’m that guy.

    • PhxBlue

      Totally agree. i love the software buttons.

      • Captain_Doug

        The One is just too tall for easy one handed use and if it got rid of that logo/button area, it would be much more manageable. I would much rather those get the boot than the speakers.

      • PhxBlue

        My thoughts exactly. Get outta my head!

      • Captain_Doug

        That’s what she said…

      • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

        haha. you crazy dudes

      • Captain_Doug

        Love the website re-design.

      • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

        Thanks Doug.. We do too

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Agreed

  • http://twitter.com/epik161 A. Smith

    They have no idea what they’re doing.

    • nicedudex26

      they know what they are doing HTC is very smart they want to make phone for everyone wish and likes. i saw many people not buying htc one because they waiting for 5inch screen now they will buy it. HTC got ride of all the stupid employes that were all the problem that are stooping them and holding htc back from working coming back in the game now HTC is coming back you know whats up. they here to win and fight.

  • Phone_Junkie

    LOL @ HTC

  • The Snapper Cometh

    Failure at the highest level…. NOW HTC ONE FANS… NOW ASK. Why is HTC #2 ? Why do people run to the cold arms of Samsung? Why? This is why…. HTC doesn’t give a **** about you, your loyalty, your early adoption, or your opinions HTC is the worst kind of company. Worse than Samsung because at least Samsung doesn’t bullshit around it. HTC is only in the business of and doesn’t care how it makes it. .

    • MariaxNY

      stupid Samsung troll go home go get your check Samsung student

  • Craigd

    A 5″ screen with a 8 or 13 megapixel camera with a low light image chip would really make them a true champ. Just a thought

  • brutalpanther

    I have the htc one and would jump all over a larger one.If they get with the times and trash the 4 megapixel camera and go with 8 or above.I dont get all the hype about this 4megapixel ultrapixel camera.My 5 gen ipod takes a better picture.

  • sean n

    HTC for life s4 sucks ass lol week gigs and always freezing up

  • DonGoncalves

    With the larger size, any extra space for an SD card?