It seems rival companies have taken notice of the success of the Samsung Galaxy Note. According to reports, HTC is planning to compete in the ‘phablet’ market with the 5-inch DLX.
Football, an HTC modder, announced the specs of the rumoured 5-inch DLX on Twitter.
The HTC DLX sports a 5-inch 1080p (full HD) display and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. It comes with 16GB of internal storage, which ideal for storing your apps, photos, movies, and music. It packs a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM under the hood. It also sports a beefy 2,500mAh battery, which will keep things going for hours. It is expected to run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), which is the latest version of Android. It is also said to run the new Sense 5 UI.
The DLX could be launched as the Droid Incredible X in the US. According to rumours, US network operator Verizon will be launching the device in autumn. Sadly, there’s still no word if the device will landing in the UK.
There are reports linking the DLX with the rumoured 5-inch One X. This is the device rumoured to be the next 5-inch Google Nexus, which runs the vanilla version of Android.
If HTC does plan to release the DLX, it faces stiff competition from the highly popular Samsung Galaxy Note, especially with the Korean tech giant releasing the Note’s successor the Galaxy Note 2. The Note 2 sports a monstrous 5.5-inch display and an even beefier 1.6GHz quad-core processor. So it remains to be seen if the DLX does well against these devices.
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