HTC's long rumored 5 inch beast for Verizon smiles pretty for the camera

HTC's long rumored 5 inch beast for Verizon smiles pretty for the camera
What's coming to America from Taiwan with a 5 inch screen, is long-rumored, and will be heading to Verizon? Why, it's the HTC DLX (as in Deluxe) of course. This is the 5 inch beast has been in the mind of HTC fans and Verizon customer for months now. Pictures and specs allegedly of the HTC DLX have been leaked before, although we have to warn you that one time when a photo of the device leaked, it turned out to be a Flickr user who created the photo. Some of the specs below are slightly different than those tweeted by the person who claims to be an HTC developer and goes on Twitter as @Football4PDA.

The device is expected to be released as part of the HTC One family, a line that Verizon passed on previously. With a soft touch covered back cover reminiscent of the HTC DROID Incredible 2 and with the same red accents, the device harkens back to HTC's past with the carrier although the specs certainly embrace the "now". First, we've got that 5 inch screen which puts this device in the phablet category. Last month, we mused over the speculation that this would be the first DROID phablet as reports, which have not been refuted, said that this device bellows the famous "DROID" sound for notifications.

Another shot of what is claimed to be the HTC DLX

Another shot of what is claimed to be the HTC DLX

Returning to the 5 inch display, we would imagine that HTC would stick with the Super LCD glass which has been a mainstay of the Droid Incredible line ever since Samsung started hoarding AMOLED screens in 2010. We're now talking about a Super LCD 2 screen with 1080p resolution and a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor under the hood. Most likely, that would be the APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro that top shelf models are starting to use. 2GB of RAM is on board with 16GB of native storage included. There is some question about the rear camera, which could either come in at 8MP or 12MP. The crystal ball is clearer for the 2MP front facing shooter. A 2500mAh battery should give you long battery life and Android 4.1.1 is installed with HTC Sense 4+ on top. Beats Audio is part of the package and the device will have 4G LTE connectivity.

So you want to know how soon until the the HTC DLX in in your hands? Well, you wouldn't expect HTC or Verizon to miss the holiday shopping season with this model, would you? The word is that this model will be available around Thanksgiving.

source: AndroidCentral

Pictures allegedly of the HTC DLX for Verizon
Pictures allegedly of the HTC DLX for Verizon

Pictures allegedly of the HTC DLX for Verizon


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80 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

2500 battery!! yes! lol

8. THE-DARK-KNIGHT

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

I like the name DLX better than J butterfly.

42. MeoCao unregistered

But Butterfly is better in every other way, I like the Butterfly hard plastic design, the Verizon branding destroys the whole look of the phone.

59. No_Nonsense unregistered

If I were from the US and a VZW customer, I'd want that logo to get a whole lot bigger. /s

71. THE-DARK-KNIGHT

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Just so you can tell your friends- "see I have a phone from USA. You see I am from overseas, I am superior to you" honestly you are such a snob.

74. No_Nonsense unregistered

Typical apple fan, utterly stupid. You didn't see the "/s" mark towards the end which implies sarcasm.

75. THE-DARK-KNIGHT

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Am sorry I didn't that means sarcasm.

10. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

They should have put that 3300 mAh one in there for amazing battery life. Seriously that should be the standard.

44. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

i wouldn't mind a few mm more thickness for a 4000 mhamp battery the problem with HTC is that they don't have any truely ground breaking phones with hardware that is better than anything else a 4000 milliamp battery would do it

49. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

To be honest if HTC can give me decent battery life on my stock ICS Rezound with a 1620mAH then, assuming they kept bugs to a minimum and made the code more efficient, 2500 should be decent. Of course 3000mAH would be good but I'll wait and see... and compare it with the Note II.

46. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

What did I tell you. Bigger battery better camera :D

47. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

YES YES YEE! Finally the Beast is Unleashed! I am still a little skeptical of the battery though 2500mah...will it be able to cut a 1080p screen for a day? And wasn't this supposed to have an LCD3 display....the J Butterfly ounterpart uses LCD3 for squeezing better power What about software optimizations like how we can really use the screen on Note 2 to our advantage...does this have some new features too?

66. GalaxyNote2User

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

I am assuming that the 2500MAH battery would give just enough juice to power the 5 inch screen with 1080p resolution in a way that is similar to the 1800Mah battery found in the HTC one X - which was no good... I had to carry my charger with me even to go to the restroom lol!

68. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

yup battery should've at leat been like note 2 or razr maxx ...or even bigger like 3500mah to 4000 mah

61. Denyl

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

I hope they upgraded the capacity because it says 2020mAH here.. http://www.au.kddi.com/seihin/ichiran/smartphone/htl21/spec.html

72. winthorpe

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Could use more, but of course it also depends on the efficiency of the phone. What I'd like to know: is it 16:9 or 16:10? 5" 16:9 forget it; I'll pass. 5" 16:10... very interested.

73. winthorpe

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Crap. 1920x1080 is 16:9. Bye, HTC. I know some will like you.

80. D3VR04

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! so no stylus? I suppose that rumor didn't pan out...

2. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Dear God put a microSD card slot in this monster and I will beg them to take my money!

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hahaahah that would be the only thing missing right? lol

48. 4D331

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

...it should come with a micro sd slot, coz 16gb is to weak... b if it had its own stylus capabilities, than a large display is a useful feature..people just don't get how useful a stylus optimized phablet is, until they get the note 2...it's awesome

76. ryq24

Posts: 874; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

i second the motion!

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Note 2 FTW 3100 MAH battery. This would be an awesome phone but i dunno they should have put there pen they had for the htc flyer in it would have been an excellent combo but the note 2 has my heart

26. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

I applaud HTC and their entrance into the arena created by Samsung. I gotta tell you thou this is in comparison with the Lg Optimus G, Droid Razr Maxx Hd, Htc One X+, Samsung Galaxy S3, and Htc Evo LTE. This device doesn't touch the GALAXY NOTE 2 with a ten foot pole. The Galaxy Note 2 is an all purpose/entertaiment device something never seen before with features that can't be touched by "NO OTHER DEVICE ON THE MARKET" Samsung has nothing to worry about what so ever for the next 180 days. When the Galaxy Note 3 hits that device will hit with 2ghz processor Exynos 5250 5'8 to 6.0 screen size and 3gb of ram. Samsung owns this space my friends...

29. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

denial much? but i guess all kids go for these days is gimmicks and unecessary features and could care less about design build and screen right?

31. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I wouldn't call this a Note 2 competitor anyways. The screen is an entire .5 inch smaller than the Note 2. By the way, I've seen the speculation that the DLX screen is an LCD 3, not 2. Whatever it is though, it should run circles around the Note 2's 720p "pentile-lite" screen. Again though, this will probably be positioned to take on the Optimus G, SIII, Razr HD, One X+, etc. (i.e. mainstream smartphones) rather than the Note 2.

32. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Agree with you re. HTC DLX competing with GS III, RAZR HD, etc. This is what the flagship Android handsets will be spec'd at for the 2013 model year. Welcome to 2013.

58. ross0109

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

It is a Super LCD 3. Super LCD 2 is a 720p screen.

38. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I think the Galaxy Note series is heading in the same direction as those small pick-ups you see on the street with monster truck wheels, if you know what I mean. It does have some cool features but I can't imagine carrying that thing everywhere, let alone using it as a phone. It seems to be becoming more of an "my penis is bigger than yours because my phone has the larger screen" kind of thing.

39. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

and thats exactly what it is man......Samsung isnt just thinking hmmmm "lets make a bigger phablet than the original" but more so "lets make it bigger and better than every one out there and make it future proof" forgetting that they are going extremely over board and pretty much forcing others to compromise with what they believe a smartphone should be! And if it werent true then instead of keeping the next galaxy, the galaxy S4, the same size you will definitely see it reach phablet territory....Now you may say well so are other companies like this HTC we have here......True! but dont forget that samsung is saying we will be first to do it and others will have to follow other wise they will do bad in business and be looked upon as not "exciting, boring, bland and all of the above" And like i said before, instead of samsung making phablets, that are heading to be "tablets", they should stop wht they're doing and give people whats right...........BETTER BUILD QUALITY AND DESIGN! People deserve to have a power ful AND good looking phone for the price they are paying....plain n simple

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