Mystery HTC device could be 5 inch phablet model heading to Verizon (new image)

Mystery HTC device could be 5 inch phablet model heading to Verizon (new image)
Just because it's the weekend doesn't mean that nothing new and exciting doesn't come out. For example, a Chinese forum has just leaked a couple of pictures of a mysterious HTC device. The red accents on the side of the device look similar to what we've seen with Verizon and the Taiwan based manufacturer before. Also, note the Beats Audio logo on the back.

GLBenchmark recently displayed results for a phone designated as HTC6435LVW. This device had under the hood (what else?) the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor, an Adreno 320 GPU and a World Mode LTE/HSPA+ radio. The 1080 x 1794 resolution on the screen could be stretched out to read 1800 on the vertical if you include HTC's Android 4.0 navigation button. And that would dovetail perfectly with a rumored 5 inch 1080p phablet expected to be manufactured by HTC for Verizon.

It's hard to reach a conclusion on anything with just two snapshots, so we would advise you to use your salt shaker on this one, at least until more information is available.

Update: And now we have another shot of the front of this mysterious phablet. Check it out right after the source links below!

source: PhoneForumHK, TheVerge via Phandroid



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62 Comments

1. fragmentation

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

No removable battery? No thanks

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

No information is available about the battery yet though,for all you know it could be a 3100 mah battery like the galaxy note 2 if not an even larger one,at that size battery capacity the battery life would be decent indeed

46. master0fursinz

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

Even though there is no info on battery, I'm sure HTC will send it out with something small requiring you to pay up for an additional extended battery or external battery charger because HTC phone all gobble up battery life fast.

5. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Trying to take advantage of removable batteries is an enormous pain, I tried and the time it takes to charge is not worth it. Also, keeping batteries in a wallet charged at 100% is terrible for the lifetime. Give me a bigger internal sealed battery any day, as long as it is still possible for people to replace when battery is dying or dead.

22. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

so basically you want a removable battery...

41. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

No. There is a difference between a removable battery and non-removable. A removable battery can be easily taken out and replaced while walking around. A non-removable battery usually requires a case opener tool and a few screwdrivers to take out the battery, like the iPhone 4 series. The One X has a problem where getting out the battery requires that you also take out the motherboard, which basically means any replacement is highly dangerous. The One S and Evo LTE do not. The One X would be considered okay by me if it had the battery connector on top of the motherboard, but because it is on the bottom, it is too hard for even technical people to replace the battery when the phone is out of warranty.

42. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

sooo, now, what's your point? really? We do know what's the difference between the two. :)

11. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I really don't have a problem with removable or non-removable battery. It's on how you manage it. Just a compact charger will do the trick. But hell this thing is sexy. I really need to graduate immediately to have these kinds of gadgets.

28. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

If it has a big battery, it wont matter. I just want to know if its a Windows Phone 8 or Android!?

34. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

its a android phone with 4.0.4 ics if im correct

38. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

the phone in the pictures is an android. you can see the home and recent apps button

49. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

i wanna thum him down again

3. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Looks cool

13. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

yup it is cool but i am not stupid to believe it is an android phone because the search button on it looks like the one on windows phone 8

33. manzl

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

since when does windows 8 have a 1080p screen..

43. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Looks to me like the Android 4.0+ multitasking button to me and doesn't looks to have the home button logo, or camera button of a windows phone

50. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It has the back, home, and recent apps buttons found on Android devices.

51. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Seriously, it has the same basic button layout as every android phone, why would even assume it was WP.

53. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

FACEPALM.. THERE'S NO SEARCH BUTTON ON THIS PHABLET! THERE IS ONLY BACK, HOME AND A RUNNING APPS BUTTON!

56. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I thought the home button on WPs is a windows logo?

24. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Perfect answer for not having the Note II on VZW. If it has JB and 2 Gb of RAM in addition to the specs mentioned in the article, I know what I am buying for Xmas.

52. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

seriously, 5" is phablet? remember presented 5" full hd screen from lg? I think next generation of smartphones could have 5" screens so it's still phone not any phablet! and "The 1080 x 1794 resolution on the screen could be stretched out to read 1800 on the vertical if you include HTC's Android 4.0 navigation button" do you mean 1920 not 1800, geniuses?

4. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

This will be a good Optimus G competitor, let's just see more of the specs, specially the Camera :D

6. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

HTC is mad if they think that not making an international version of the supposed phablet is a good idea.

7. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I am very interested to see how this plays out. A phablet is probably in my future so my choices will probably range between this, the galaxy note 2, and the LG device. But I admit that after my run with the thunderbolt, I think my faith is distant. Nonetheless, we should see how these devices bring their A game.

8. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Why did it not go with quad krait? 1080p puts a lot of strain to processors so making it quad would be better.

9. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

The rumored resolution of 1794 x 1080 doesn't fit to the leaked picture. The Phablet with FullHD display needs to have onscreen navigation buttons to match the resolution. (1920p-1794p = 126 pixels left over for navigation buttons). But the pictured device clearly has capacitive buttons and not onscreen ones.

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

Good eye. I was thinking the same thing.

37. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Rumors also suggested it would come with a stylus like on the HTC Flyer tablet, but I don't see where that stylus would be housed. It was also rumored to have a quad-core processor, not a dual-core processor. So, either the rumors were wrong (which is likely) or we are looking at a different device.

10. No_Nonsense unregistered

Dual-core S4 with Adreno 320? I guess it'll mostly be quad-core with S4 and yes it does look better than the Desire X

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