Is HTC working on a 5-inch flagship smartphone?
The HTC Proto is not the only smartphone that the Taiwanese manufacturer is rumored to be working on. According to DigiTimes, a 5-inch HTC flagship handset is being prepared for a launch later this year, supposedly in September or October. The device is said to be equipped with a high-resolution display – 1794 by 1080 pixels, to be exact. We are guessing that if such a panel exists, its exact resolution would be 1920 by 1080 pixels, and the virtual Android buttons would make up for the missing 126 rows.
mysterious HTC device with a 1080p screen and a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor was revealed on the GLBenchmark web site less than a month ago. Again, that beast of a smartphone was said to be bound for Verizon.Now, this isn't the first time we hear about HTC working on a handset with such specs. Back in April, a leaked Verizon roadmap hinted that HTC was working on a 5-inch, 1080p smartphone. Furthermore, a
Galaxy Note, not to mention that a successor – the Galaxy Note II, is to be announced later this month. On the other hand, if that HTC 5-incher really exists and if its specs are as mindblowing as it is rumored, we might be looking at a worthy competitor to Samsung's "phablet" offerings.Could the pieces of the puzzle be slowly coming together? Is HTC really going to launch a 5-inch flagship this fall? It is all rumors and speculations for now, but if the company really has such a device on its agenda, it will definitely be facing some serious competition. Currently, the 5-inch market is dominated by Samsung with its 5.3-inch