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

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Sep 2012, 06:02

Found in a Chinese forum are pictures of a new HTC phone with some red accents on the side which could point to a eventual release by Verizon, which isn't called Big Red for nothing; a 5 inch HTC phablet has been rumored and this could be it...

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posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:05 4

1. fragmentation (banned) (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

No removable battery? No thanks

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:08 7

2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 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

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 09:23

46. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 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.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:37 8

5. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 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.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 06:22 12

22. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

so basically you want a removable battery...

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 21:12 1

41. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 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.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 22:24 3

42. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 03:03 8

11. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 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.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 10:40 3

28. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 12:59

34. sid8911 (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 May 2010)

its a android phone with 4.0.4 ics if im correct

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 18:13 2

38. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 06:18

49. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

i wanna thum him down again

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:23 6

3. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Looks cool

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 03:12 3

13. sudhar131998 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 Sep 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

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 12:32

33. manzl (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 02:10

43. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 06:28

50. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:24 2

51. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:40

53. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:26

56. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 07:37

24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 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.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 07:27

52. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 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!
"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?

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:25 1

4. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

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

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:38 5

6. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:41 2

7. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 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.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:54 2

8. redmd (Posts: 1351; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 02:55 4

9. tango_charlie (Posts: 334; Member since: 16 Nov 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.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 09:26 2

27. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3779; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Good eye. I was thinking the same thing.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 16:57

37. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1615; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 03:00 2

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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