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Sunday, October 21, 2012

[News]HTC DLX 5" 1080p superphone leaks for Verizon

Thanks to Androidcentral we have our best look yet at the forthcoming HTC DLX (pronounced Deluxe) on Verizon.

The HTC DLX features a 5" 1080p Super LCD-3 screen.  This will be the first full HD screen released on any phone in the United States.  Although the benefits of 1080p screens are debatable, it's still nice to see HTC pushing the technological envelope.  Look at this macro shot comparison with the iPhone 5, no slouch of its own when it comes to display quality, and the difference in clarity is immediately apparent:
Image courtesy theverge.com
The CPU is a quad-core Snapdragon S4 PRO paired with an Adreno 320 GPU.  The DLX has 2GB of ram, a 2500mah battery, and an 8MP camera.  The Japanese version of the DLX (the J Butterfly) has an SD card slot, but the leak doesn't mention whether of not the DLX follows suit.

HTC is still using physical buttons and the front camera appears to be the same wide angle 2MP unit from the 8X.

The rear camera is the same 8MP unit out of the One X+ with a dedicated ImageSense chip.

The prototype unit is running Android 4.1.1 with Sense 4+.  Expect to see the DLX released around Thanksgiving.

Here's the full specs breakdown based on what we know so far:

HTC Droid DLX (Also rumored as the Nexus 5)
All specifications based on current leaks/rumors
Release Date: November
Carrier(s): Verizon
Price: Unknown.  Likely $199.99 or $299.99 on contract
CPU/GPU: Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro/Adreno 320
Screen: 5" Super LCD-3 (RGB) 1920x1080p
Camera: 2.1MP(Fr)/12MP/1080p@30fps
Memory: 1.5GB
Storage: 16GB
SD Card Slot: No
Battery: Non-Removable/2500mah
Pros: A 5" 1080p screen featuring a ridiculous pixel density of 440ppi.  Stylish design with typical HTC quality materials.  The S4 PRO is the most powerful CPU/GPU in the current Android universe.
Cons: Large for the average consumer.  No SD card slot.  Internal battery.
Outlook: The rumored specs of the Incredible X are as impressive as any phone on the market.  The 1080p screen would be the first of its kind on any smartphone and the quad-core S4 Snapdragon CPU is one of the most powerful available.  
Similar phones to consider: Apple iPhone 5, HTC 8X, LG Intuition, Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD, Samsung Ativ S, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy S III

1 comment:

  1. So is the 2500mAh battery enough to make you choose it over the Note 2? That's the real question.