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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 (opens in new tab), 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.

(opens in new tab)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 (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.