Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation is reportedly planning to enter the battle of large screen smartphones with the launch of a new device this fall.Rumor has it that the upcoming handset would pack a large 5-inch touchscreen display on the front, and that it would also be able to deliver a 1794 x 1080 pixel resolution.
Set to be announced sometime in the September – October timeframe, the new device would prove a competitor against Samsung’s Galaxy Note, as well as against LG’s Optimus Vu.
The one thing that would have to pan out, however, would be the phone’s existence, which has just been proved through its appearance on the GLBenchmark website.
Moreover, the entry unveiled some more details on the phone’s hardware specifications, and also pointed at a possible carrier for it, namely Verizon.
On said website, the handset is listed with model number HTC 6435LVW attached to it, and with the same 1794 x 1080 pixel resolution as the rumored 5-incher.
Moreover, the device is listed with a Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor inside, clocked in at 1.5GHz. For the time being, HTC has loaded Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich on this smartphone.
With the software built pointing out at Verizon as the wireless carrier set to bring the new mobile phone to the market, we can also expect for LTE connectivity to be packed inside this device.
What remains to be seen is whether HTC will pack the new device will a stylus, the same as it did with the HTC Flyer tablet PC last year and in line with Samsung’s Galaxy Note, but it should not be too long before all details on this device will be unveiled.
In the end, it appears that more and more handset vendors do believe that larger screens are what users want, and that they are set to push hard in this direction.