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HTC's rumored 5 incher is said to be the first DROID phablet; more specs leak

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HTC's rumored 5 incher is said to be the first DROID phablet; more specs leak
All of a sudden, Verizon seems to be overflowing with phablets. Currently, the LG Intuition is the only phablet in Big Red's lineup, but at least two more are said to be on the way. Saturday, we showed you leaked photographs of a Verizon branded Samsung GALAXY Note II, which displayed Verizon's branded home button. And for a few weeks, there has been talk about a monster HTC 5 inch phablet coming to Big Red with a 1080p screen.

We have some more information now on the HTC device which has a model number of  HTC 6435LVW. HTC Source has been calling the device the DIx which could stand for the HTC DROID Incredible X. Additionally, the device is said to emit the familiar 'DROID sound for notifications, and the red/black color scheme looks very much like the HTC DROID Incredible smartphone series.

DROID colors appear to be on HTC's DIx phablet

DROID colors appear to be on HTC's DIx phablet

The 5 inch screen is said to have 1080p resolution, as we've noted. That works out to a pixel density of an amazing 480ppi which goes well beyond Retina display territory. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor is under the hood with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage on board. The HTC DIx supposedly has a second notification light on the back so you can be alerted even with the device placed face down on a table. While it all sounds good so far we do have to point out that there is no microSD slot on the model. And unlike the Samsung GALAXY Note series and the LG Intuition, the rumored HTC phablet does not have a special pen for scribbling on the screen, according to the source. Even the Scribe stylus from the HTC Flyer fails to work on the screen.

We might see HTC introduce this model at its September 19th event. For Verizon fans, it looks like they will have a wide choice of phablets to choose from before the end of the year.

source: HTCSource via Phandroid

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posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:22 16

1. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Oppo Find with a 5 inch

Spec Rundown:
Android 4.1 Jellybean
5-inch 1920x1080 Display (441 PPI) ipad 3 and iphone 5 banged
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 Processor
2GB of RAM
12 Megapixel Camera
16 or 32GB of storage + MicroSD Card slot
2500 mAh Battery

but i wil still buy the note 2 cuz the softwarefeatures and the big batterie
are realy hot and the note 2 is realy nice looking in my opinion

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:52 3

6. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


It certainly has the specs but that is only half the battle. Its the same I thought about the possible HTC Phablet. But from the looks of it, its not worth regardless of those specs.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 21:06 2

15. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


yeah but you are going to get let down in many other areas.
Its a spec machine, not much of nothing else.
....but thats just my opinion and prediction

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 23:17 2

32. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


by the way its´will come with stock android

and what is in ur opinion the new iphone 5? lol
a few specs nothing more lol icrap

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 08:34 4

43. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I'm not really into iOS devices as a phone.
I prefer android devices as phones, although iOS devices are better toys.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 21:08

16. .TROLL. (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Make that a MPQ8064 3GB RAM. Adreno 320 Quad-core at 567Ghz.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 00:17 3

36. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


battery shud b 3000+ mAh..... ll definitely a win
m using note 1 and plan to upgrade note 2
but if this device beat note 2 i ll go for it

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:25 7

2. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Love to see what this phone can bring to the table!

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:30 6

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yes, it seems Verizon will be the premier Phablet carrier around these parts. ;)

i hope this does get the Droid Branding. i'm quite found of the Droid series.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:59 1

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


indeed king the droid phones are really unique and very appealing.... i jus wish they werent on verizon only though :(

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 21:02

12. AppleIsGod (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Oh sorry. One part of the article said "A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor is under the hood" I only read the second part and it did not mention the "pro" part. So i got confused..

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 21:09 1

17. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


why did you post this twice?

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 00:40 2

38. JC557 (Posts: 1575; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Droid Does is about to get a whole lot bigger.

??.??. 2012

[end spoiler commercial]

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 23:56

67. sextonrules311 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


why would it need to be droid branded?

Droid branding has nothing to do with the quality of the phone. The HTC thunderbolt wasn't the droid thunderbolt, and it had no effect on the quality of the device. the HTC rezound wasn't droid branded... and that has been one of the best devices on verizon.

Droid branding doesn't give the phone some special edge.

droid is android... android is droid.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 00:39

68. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i don't want it to be Droid Branded because i think it'll increase the quality of the device smart ass. i just like the way Verizon markets them. it's very cool and bad ass. >:P

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:36 2

4. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


This would be an absolute monster

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:52 5

5. ogtomasx (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Oh thats badass bye bye Iphone 5 lol....

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 09:46

45. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


This monster poses about as much threat to the iPhone 5 as the iPad mini.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 22:57 1

58. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


i thought iPhone 5 is already a bye-bye even before MWC earlier this year?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:53 2

7. AppleIsGod (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


I don't think the snapdragon s4's adreno 225 graphics can handle that kind of resolution but htc obviously thought of that. So, we will all see what works out ?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:57 4

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


dude it says "quadcore" so that means it will be the adreno 320 not the 225 can you read straight?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 21:02 1

13. AppleIsGod (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Oh sorry. One part of the article said "A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor is under the hood" I only read the second part and it did not mention the "pro" part. So i got confused..

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:54 1

8. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I would have loved to get this but with no microsd and not even a stylus, its not worth it in my opinion. I could have up to 128GB of space with the note 2 including more polished software instead of a start and a stylus. The value of the higher screen is not even worth it.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 21:19 5

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


are accessories really THAT important? while it may not have a stylus it will indeed have a better design than samungs note 2.......you can guarantee that......htc's design is always better and more premium than samsung....

If no sd card slot then lets hope it has 32 gb internal memory installed and if it does then there is no doubt in my mind this will be a better choice than the note 2

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 21:30

20. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


You make some great points. But there is one thing that is the last problem and thats the software. Samsung has had practice with these types of devices and is releasing their second. HTC on the other hand had a failure for a tablet with little success and a so-so record on their phones (though the new ones show great promise). So the question is would you trust a first try by HTC or a second by Samsung?

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 21:43 3

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


its like this dude.....yea samsung may have better software than htc and that can be opinionated....but if you really look at it htc's software isnt THAT far from samsung! if its behind at all.... so the question is do you prefer a phone (or phablet), that has "good" software and a great design or do you prefer a phone that jus delivers in the software area and has a pretty normal and..... well........ cheap design? i say its a steal because you can have both beauty and power.......but of course the choice is yours for the making

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 22:09 2

27. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


another thing is that software is pretty much unlimited in terms of usability once you root it :D Which is why I rate build quality+specs > software. Not that HTC's software is bad, imo its a lot better than touchwiz. However gnote's s-pen software is definitely optimised for a pen :3

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 21:33 3

21. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


With that size, I agree on ur point... lack of stylus will be a negative.
But "Polished software"... Well between touch wiz & sense.... Sense wins hands down!!

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 20:55 1

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


if no sd card slot then it better come with 32 gb internal if it wants to compete

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 21:04 1

14. cGmC11 (Posts: 143; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


1920x1080p = 441ppi and not 480ppi

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