HTC Eternity leaked out with the biggest display on a smartphone, 1.5GHz powering Windows Phone Mango
posted by Victor H. / Jun 30, 2011, 9:46 AM
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.
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.
- Display 4.7" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 1600 mAh(6.83h 3G talk time)
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....
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 10:26 AM 3
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you are correct but it is considered a micro tablet, and its huge for a phone
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 10:47 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 10:53 AM 1
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?!
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 11:22 AM 3
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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.
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 6:36 PM 3
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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.
posted on Jul 29, 2011, 6:30 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 11:22 AM 0
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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.)
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 1:02 PM 3
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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?
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 2:48 PM 0
Actually phone arena you are wrong, this isn't the biggest screen on a smartphone. the Dell Streak has a 5in screen
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 3:01 PM 1
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Dear Mario, You are wrong. The streak is categorized as a Tablet, therefore this is the biggest. Thank you.
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 4:03 PM 3
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Dear htc, why do you release phones faster than i take a crap?
posted on Jun 30, 2011, 3:43 PM 4
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