HTC’s new 5-inch Galaxy Note rival spotted in the wild

September 3, 2012
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What a great way to round off the Labor Day weekend right? With a unique and mysterious HTC device that we know absolutely nothing about. These leaked images unearthed by The Verge appear to give us our first glance at HTC's upcoming 5-inch 1080p smartphone "phablet" to rival the Galaxy Note and the newly announced Galaxy Note II.

We have a few blurry cam photos as you see above and below, and that is sadly it. However there's been multiple leaks and benchmarks in the recent past hinting at and seemingly confirming HTC does indeed have a 5-inch smartphone with an odd 1794 × 1080p full HD display. The images leaked today are hopefully just that according to Chinese forum Phone HK.

Checking out the image of the rear we can clearly see this is a rather large smartphone. At least 4.7 or 5-inches in size, and we are inclined to think the latter after looking at an HTC One X. The previous reports have slated this device as headed for Verizon, which would also make sense given the fact they passed on the original HTC One series from earlier this year. The beautiful red color accents fit in perfect with Verizon and older HTC DROID devices, but the EVO line also has enjoyed a similar color infatuation.

What we can gather from the images is the device is quite large and will have either an 8 megapixel or higher camera on the rear with that massive lens. The Beats Audio branding is clearly present still, and on the front we still have capacitive buttons and no on-screen navigation keys -- so that might explain the odd resolution.

Any guesses folks?


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  • Scotty Brown

    Because the size of the lens determines the resolution of the camera, right?

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

      No absolutely not, but if they want to compete with the others it will need to be improved. Plus the actual size does seem larger than previous models. It was a guess

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.stroemel Chris Stroemel

    Wow, very old news. The other Android sites have had this for a week.

  • http://claimid.com/155/ 155

    1080P on a screen much smaller than the note?

  • http://www.facebook.com/sincere.wolverton Nic Sincere Wolverton

    This thing is a beast!

  • Noel

    I hope HTC does not limit this beauty to only one carrier…even though i am on Tmo Network, but it would be nice to have it possibly on all the major carriers. Also as for the One X+..i hope HTC gives it a 2GB RAM, ample internal storage 16/32GB, bigger hopefully removable 2500+mAh battery, and an SD card slot A MUST. Even tho i am on Tmo…i want to see HTC’s overall sales go up so don’t limit availability to just Tmo…spread the love to other carriers. For me right now even though there are a slue of marquee devices out now and some coming up…my choice will be either the One X+, the HTC 5” 1080p HD device and the new JB Nexus device hopefully one made by HTC