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

More news is leaking out about that 5 inch phablet allegedly being produced by HTC for Verizon; besides having a 1080p display, the latest speculation is that this is a DROID branded device and the pixel density is said to be a whopping 480ppi...
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19. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

This sounds like real powerhouse, but I really hope the design is subtle but tough like Motorola's designs. This phone really does look like a very, very attractive phone. I will look at this phone too, just like the Droid Razr HD Maxx and the upcoming Motorola Nexus phone. I want to see this Incredible X in action, and definitely want to gloss over that screen too.

22. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Motorola Nexus???

24. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

xperia nexus......... :)

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Galaxy Xperia Nexus Razr One HD+ 5G? ;)

26. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hahaha come on :)

47. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

No charge for fantasizing.... Keep it coming guys :-P

48. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you know what...i forgot the MAXX. xD GALAXY XPERIA NEXUS RAZR ONE MAXX HD+ 5G! ;D

28. Gaytor

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

iphone has it's interface and wow stylistic add ons . This is for certain other people who are easy going dudes hung on being stylish yet being good guys. All good. I will try Note2.

29. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

"This is for certain other people who are easy going dudes hung on being stylish yet being good guys" and the note 2 would be for whom??

30. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Bring it HTC! I want that thing!

31. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Decisions, decisions. I hope this HTC unit and the Note II are available at the same time on VZW.

33. lovefist unregistered

am I the only one who noticed that they said it's going to be named "dix" ? droid incredible x?

34. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's in the article. :P

35. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

well. would say WOW. its definately gna b beter than gs note 2. cause the specs says it all. and damn that pixel density 440 ppi. its amazing. with 1080 p screen. apple's retina is far beyond now. htc always makes good quality phones. hope this 1 is gna work in their favout as well. good luck HTC. u just rock

37. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Wow. No "dix" jokes.

60. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Haha...woman in a store: "I want black DIx" :-))

39. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

How the hell you gonna be able to read anything at that resolution? Especially non mobile compliant websites? And no, pinch to zooming everything is NOT an acceptable answer.

40. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Wow, I so waited for this thing. But no stylus is going to be a deal breaker for me. I wish they put Wacom technology into this thing. Phablets should have stylus.

41. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Alright.. I want some editor to answer me this one. Why the constant labeling this as a phablet? That is pure ignorance really! This here device hah only 0.2inch longer diagonal than the S3, and could very well not be larger at all overall! It is just a phone with a really large screen, like the Panasonic Eluga Power(a device not larger than Galaxy S3) Note 2 and this cannot compare. Note has WAY bigger screen. Period.

46. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, but not everyone wants a bigger screen, especially if they want it to work as a phone. The "bigger is better" trend with Android devices has to stop somewhere, or we'll all be talking into our Nexus 7 HDs.

42. kweldude101

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

i wouldnt buy a note 2, id buy this htc phablet. i prefer htc's build and software. even if u dont like the software, u can change it easily with launchers and roms so i look at hardware more than software so id buy an htc device. im buying a att one x in a few weeks but im excited to see what happens at the htc event on the 19th, more excited than the iphone 5 announcement which was way over hipped (im not a fanboy of anything i just prefer htc's android devices)

44. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Who wants to make a bet that this might be one of, or the, Intel device(s) that are set to be announced at the upcoming Moto/Intel event.

49. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

That's scary. You may actually be right.

50. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

what are you talking about? this HTC Phablet that has nothing to do with Motorola?

51. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Again, this is not a freaking phablet. It is a phone that might not even be larger than the galaxy S3. Difference between 5.5 and 5.0 inch on a 16:9 ratio is striking. Have you checked Panasonic Eluga Power? Would you call that a phablet? Will a next galaxy S4 be a phablet if retaining the same dimensions but with a 0.2 inches bigger screen? You guys - including the staff of this site - should get your facts straight.

52. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well then mr. darac. where would you draw the Phablet line huh? if the Note was considered a Phablet at 5.3" then how could this be so different?

53. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

There's an important difference here - the aspect ratio. Note had a 16:10 aspect ratio - overall its screen is barely smaller than that of the successor actually. If you have a 5.3 inch screen of 16:10 ratio and 5.3 inch screen of 16:9 ratio, the former will be noticeably larger. Hence Note 1 had only marginally smaller screen surface than the Note 2; its screen is in fact wider (some sources say that it is even bigger..you can calculate it by your self actually, I'm too lazy for that now :p)

54. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

..just to add Optimus Vu to make this point even clearer. It has "only" 5 inch diagonal but the surface is actually larger than the 5.3 inch screen of the first Note. Why? Because of the 3:2 aspect ratio that makes the screen really wide and spacious. So yes, aspect ratio plays just as big role size-wise, as the diagonal. Wider screen is larger than the narrower if they have the same diagonal length. Theoretically you could have a 100 inch diagonal but a surface area of 0.1 square inch or even smaller - it all depends on the width.

55. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you can run through it all you'd like but the difference is still so marginal that it all still comes down to personal perception. where does one draw the line between big phone and phablet. something like this that's practically on the line can really be one or the other. i have large hands so i guess this could fall into large phone category for me but for a girl with small hands something like this would be like a Note with a 5.3" display to me.

61. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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