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HTC Going Bigger with 5-Inch 1080p Superphone

There is a definite trend toward increasingly large screens on our Android smartphones. I thought the Dell Streak was strange when it first launched, but devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note are demonstrating that 5+ inch screens can almost make sense. LG thought so too and now, it looks like HTC is getting into the megaphone game too.

Chalk this up to rumor and conjecture for the time being, but there is word that HTC is developing a 5-inch “phablet” of its own. While the Galaxy Note has 5.3-inch screen and the rumored Galaxy Note 2 will have a 5.5-inch screen, a straight 5-inch sounds like the name of the game for HTC’s offering. The rumor is that the display will be a full 1920 x 1080p HD resolution, but it’s also being reported at 1794 x 1080. The thought is that those “extra” pixels are being occupied by the on-screen navigation buttons that we find in Android 4.0 ICS and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

While the larger screen is certainly the big story here (no terrible pun intended), the guts are nothing to scoff at either. They’re saying that it’ll get a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, along with likely at least 1GB and maybe even 2GB of RAM. Considering the ongoing competition between the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S III, this HTC “phablet” will surely add to the Android smartphone supremacy wars.

Via Android Community

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