Alleged press shot of HTC One X 5 has people talking

Alleged press shot of HTC One X 5 has people talking
A press photo out of China allegedly shows off the highly anticipated 5 inch monster from HTC. Over the weekend, speculation was that the Verizon bound phablet would go by the name HTC DIx, or DROID Incredible X. The photo allegedly shows the device, but with a different name, the HTC One X 5.

Not only is there uncertainty about the name, there is still a question about what will be under the hood. Some all calling for the phablet to be powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, most likely the MSM8960. Other see nothing less than an LTE lovin' quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 pro doing the heavy lifting. One thing that everyone agrees on is a 1080p resolution on a 5 inch screen with a tremendously high pixel density (480ppi is one rumor). Looking at the back of the unit, we see that Beats Audio will be included.

If this is indeed the 5 inch monster headed to Verizon, it is going to face some competition in the phablet sector from the LG Intuition and the Samsung GALAXY Note II. Throw in competition from sizzling hot handsets like like the Apple iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the upcoming Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the rumored LG Optimus Blaze, and it is going to be a difficult winter ahead for customers of Big Red with an upgrade to burn.

source: Weibo (translated) via RedmondPie

UPDATE: According to HTC Source, the press shot was actually created by a Flickr user by the name of Dannix. HTC Source reports that its source is still confident that the device will come out as a DROID flavored model called the HTC DIx.

source: HTCSource

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55 Comments

1. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 2012

If everyone agrees that it will be a 5 inch screen with 1080p resolution, then how is there any disagreement on the pixel density. If you do the math it's going to be 440.58 ppi.

12. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Because it may be 5.3 or 5.0 or 5.1 and so on. But what we can say, is that if it is 1080p, it will be over 400 and from there thats really all that matters. I don't understand why this is necessary other than marketing. It's just going to make thinks more stressful on the device and use more power. Something lower seems much more practical.

17. No_Nonsense unregistered

Pixel density is inversely proportional to the screen size. The larger the screen, lower the pixel density.

18. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

The more the pixel the sharper the graphics and photos.

24. No_Nonsense unregistered

Not talking about larger resolutions. The thing is that a 1080p resolution display on a 5 inch screen will give a better pixel density than a 1080p display on a 5.5 one. So comment #12 is technically wrong in saying that the size of screen maybe 5.1 or 5.3.

55. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

only if the resolution is the same

40. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 2012

What No_Nonsense is trying to convey is that if you increase screen size to more than 5 inches the ppi will be less then 440.53, because the diagonal of a 1080p screen is is 2203 pixels. For a 5.1 inch screen the ppi will go down to 431.94 etc. I guess what I was trying to say is that in my original post is that 480 ppi is not possible with a five inch or larger screen. Sorry for the ambiguity.

41. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 2012

To have 480 ppi on a 1080p screen, the screen size would be 4.59 inches.

56. No_Nonsense unregistered

Yeah thanks for putting it up better.

21. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

This trumps the Galaxy NOTE.

49. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Everything about it trumps the Note, except the latest rumor that it won't be compatible with a digitizer pen. that is surprising since they were the first to include the tech on tablets, which failed not because of the pen but the "premium" pricing. Many people have no use for the added precision the pen provides but I do. If I am going to carry a huge phone for the versatility of using it in place of a tablet, then I want the added versatility of a digital notebook as well.

26. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

HTC why not the MPQ8064? 8960 aint all that!

46. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Too everyone that says it is not necaseraraly to have a 1080p display I understand what your coming from but at the same time I say wait and see what can be done with the screen resolution because you never know if it is not needed untill we get a chance to develope applications for the screen. It might have other reasons besides how good the picture looks. I am not sure the possibilities yet and neither is anybody else. But I say if it can be done than do it. There could be some possibilities of 3d screens can be done right with that resolution. Maybe being able to have better pixel management to where you use half the pixels and alternate them to have doferent affects to make the screen last longer and actually make it battery management better. It could have a affect when you have really fast moving objects on the screen like playing madden football or watching sports on the screen where you see a huge improvement. All I know is I can't wait to see if it is redundant or a smoke and mirrors gimmick,

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Am I wrong to have a nerdgasm all over my computer screen? In fact am I wrong to have three consecutively because I would die to have a device of this caliber in my grasp...even if it is just demo time...

3. wendygarett unregistered

Sorry pa, the press image is nothing but a fan art according to htcsource... Another word, FAKE!!!

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

well hopefully not.........cuz this could revive their sales indeed!

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

it will definitely be the obivous choice over the LG optimus G and the Note 2........if they give it a large battery and sd slot that is

30. wendygarett unregistered

Dude is that you? You look awesome!! :D Anyway I'm sorry to say that it is a fanart... Confirmed by htcsource.com

32. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

LOL......yea thats me..... 2010 pic but thats me lol :P and its cool tho because you know what im waiting on anyway lol #xperia but i thought it would really help htc out if they follow through with this one

43. wendygarett unregistered

LOL 2010 you, what about the real you now? are you getting skinnier? LOL just kidding :D

44. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

LOL......same size but jus dont have that hair any more.... or that phone lol

33. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

it says barcelona and it still has the android market icon on it despite it being the play store if it was real then it would have new york weather, and atleast a playstore icon

35. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

they just used photoshop added some texture to the back. then made a fake frame and pasted the HTC One X pressimage screen. PA just got trolled

38. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

"We've been given a heads-up that this is a device posted as a "concept" by Danny Tu on Flickr, which raises doubt that we'll see exactly what's on show here" - Engadget

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I think this will be a huge hit if this is true. 1080p is a game changer.

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Looks like this htc one x5 will be more comfortable to place in you're pocket judging from the picture. 1080p screen will But I like the design of the original one x more, this thing kinda reminds me of the Evo 4G lte

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I can't edit my comment but that 1080p screen will give it an all kill!

6. hazzik

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

yea and i see a android market. lulz

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Edge to edge display.. Never liked it.

9. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Boy those list of phones are alot of choices. not including the iphone 5 because it's not a game changer.

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