HTC DLX set to rival LG Optimus VU, Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC is rumoured to be working on a 5in phone/tablet called the DLX, according to an unidentified HTC source nicknamed "Football". The device would rival the Galaxy Note 2 and the LG Optimus Vu.

If the source is to be believed, the smartphone will be the first to feature a 1080p display, that’s a 5in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, or a pixel density of 440PPI, almost a third higher than that of the iPhone 4/4S/5.

The DLX is said to be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro system-on-chip clocked at 1.5GHz (possibly the LTE-capable MSM8960), with 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front facing one and a massive non-removable 2,500mAh battery.

Expect both the front and rear cameras to offer HD and full HD video recording respectively. Football also claims the phone will come with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 5 possibly on top.

The biggest smartphone currently on offer from HTC is the HTC One X/X+/XL, at 4.7in, which means it is possible that, just like Motorola did with the Razr i/M, HTC has managed to squeeze a slightly bigger screen into the same chassis.

Source: Football