HTC Eternity leaked out with the biggest display on a smartphone, 1.5GHz powering Windows Phone Mango

HTC Eternity leaked out with the biggest display on a smartphone, 1.5GHz powering Windows Phone Mango
The HTC Eternity might not look much different than other HTC handsets but it's definitely worth your attention – it's got a humongous 4.7-inch display, nearly eternal in today's smartphone market and definitely the the biggest we've seen so far on a smartphone. It's a Super LCD screen with WVGA resolution. When it comes to the software, judging by the front facing camera, it will run the latest update of Windows Phone, Mango.

A single-core 1.5GHz processor runs the whole show, while the rest of the spec sheet is pretty standard for a high-end device: an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash supporting 720p HD recording, the 1.3-megapixel front-facing cam, 16GB of internal storage, along with Wi-Fi, DLNA, GPS and Bluetooth for connectivity.

The biggest question with such a big screen is of course the battery life, so we hope that the 1,650mAh juicer that's included will suffice to get us at least through a day. When can you get it? Not earlier than this fall as that's when Mango comes out, but for those with a fetish for big screens, the wait should be worth it.

source: HTC Inside via Engadget

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  • Display 4.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery 1600 mAh(6.83h 3G talk time)



1. mobiless unregistered

I love HTC mobile. I recently bought desire hd. Great phone

2. box unregistered

I'm sorry, but didn't/doesn't Dell have a 5" phone? Might be considered a "mini-tablet", but it's designed to make phone calls as a primary function....

3. tuminatr

Posts: 1179; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

you are correct but it is considered a micro tablet, and its huge for a phone

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thats the thing....right before it came out and probably right after it came out some places called it a phone, some places place called it a tablet..... Just make it simple and call it a Phablet.

19. grams17

Posts: 22; Member since: May 10, 2011

You are correct sir.

29. ducat1ss unregistered

They call it both a 'mini tablet' and a 'tablet phone':

4. ArmageddonX

Posts: 96; Member since: May 11, 2011

With a 1,650mAh battery this thing will be dead in a matter of a few hours.I would think this was awesome if it ran Android.

6. ilia1986 unregistered

Indeed.. plus WVGA on 4.3 looks very bad now... on a 4.7 it will look even more horrible.I seriously don't understand why manufacturers just go for low res displays on their phones. If Apple could make a 640x960 326 ppi res screen in mid 2010 - why can't everyone else?!

9. Stan unregistered

LG makes Apples displays.

12. ilia1986 unregistered

So, do tell me then, why all the high end Optimus\revolution LG phones don't have retina displays?

15. Mario unregistered

the retina display is an apple exclusive, the agreement between apple and LG stated that LG can not use the 960x640 resolution. and i dont think LG would.

22. ilia1986 unregistered

Oh OK. So let's use 961x641 resolution then.. or you're going to tell me that Apple patented any display that is above 300 ppi? And besides - thats just LG - what about Samsung? HTC? Motorola? Sony Ericsson?

23. ArmageddonX

Posts: 96; Member since: May 11, 2011

I completely agree with you. I don't know why all the Displays aren't "Retina" Resolution if we have the technological capability to do so. I recently purchased a qHD phone with a 4.3" screen and it's beautiful. I can't imagine going back to a WVGA display again. But 4.7" with WVGA? That's no good.

25. Galen20K

Posts: 582; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

couldn't agree more, I'm very happy with the non-Pentile qHD screen on my Sensation.

33. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

Believe it or not, not EVERYONE thinks Retina display should be on everything. Most people I know wouldn't even rate it in the top 3 of their phone must have. So if manufacturers can get away with utilizing cheaper displays for greater profit, it's a no brainer.

31. zealcrest

Posts: 7; Member since: May 23, 2011

Your english forbids it.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

why is it an OC single core? That has worse battery drain and less power than a dual core at 1 or 1.2ghz. Im assuming they are simply playing a numbers game with the phone to try to impress people. Something tells me the 1650ah battery isnt going to last too long. woops.

10. Su-Rio

Posts: 51; Member since: May 05, 2011

windows phone 7 runs best at single core... it was optimized so far only for single cores at 1ghz at minimum

7. ATARI 010 unregistered


8. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

They would be stupid to release this with a 480x800 resolution. After being on my Evo Shift with a 3.6in screen and 480x800 resolution, the screens on larger devices with the same resolution look like crap. It'll probably have the same effect as the Nintendo DSi XL (same resolution as the DSi but larger screen so the pixels are larger and looked like crap.)

13. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

So, working off memory here, the Samaung Focus has a 4" screen, the HD7 for AT&T has a 4.3" screen, the Dell Venue Pro has a 4.1" (I think), and every other W7 phone on any other carrier has 3.8" or smaller, and now we jump to a freaking 4.7"?? How about some more choices between 4" and 4.3", which is the industry standard now?

14. Mario unregistered

Actually phone arena you are wrong, this isn't the biggest screen on a smartphone. the Dell Streak has a 5in screen

18. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

Dear Mario, You are wrong. The streak is categorized as a Tablet, therefore this is the biggest. Thank you.

20. grams17

Posts: 22; Member since: May 10, 2011

Actually you're wrong the dell streak 5 is a phone/tablet. Emphasis on the phone.

24. ArmageddonX

Posts: 96; Member since: May 11, 2011

Actually, you're both wrong. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" Unlocked can make and receive phone calls. =P Therefore, it's the 'smartest' phone... LOL... joking... joking... =)

16. BigEaze22

Posts: 25; Member since: May 17, 2011

Dear htc, why do you release phones faster than i take a crap?

17. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

BEST line of the day- ROFL.

26. TOdoubleD

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

You must be seriously backed up, they release a new phone like what 2 or 3 times a month sometimes, lol. There's a difference between releasing and announcing.

21. grams17

Posts: 22; Member since: May 10, 2011

Can the OS be downgraded to WM 6.5.3. Because even with the mango update WP7 is still crap.

30. mrcoolcm unregistered

Will the 16gb memory be expandale via micro sd. If so, this is my new phone :D

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