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Rumor: HTC to Launch Device With 5″ 1080p Display and Quad-core Krait Processor on Verizon This Fall

Annoyed over the fact that Verizon passed on the HTC One X, a device that has blown us away over the last couple of weeks? According to a new rumor, they plan to make up for it by launching a device with a 5″ 1080p display and quad-core Krait Snapdragon processor this fall. Think of it as a Galaxy Note competitor.

Also in this report are a couple of other supposed confirmations that should make you happy. The claim is that Verizon will indeed carry the Galaxy SIII, we just wonder when exactly. Last year, they passed on the Galaxy SII in favor of the Galaxy Nexus and the year before that they released an original Galaxy S device months after others. Maybe they’ll get this one right? Third time’s a charm?

Lastly, this report claims that Verizon will see “multiple” variations of the RAZR throughout the rest of 2012, one of them as the RAZR HD. The RAZR HD is no secret to readers of DL as we have been on its trail for months now, previously reporting it under its codename of Fighter.

So there you have a rumored roadmap with no dates or time frames other than “fall” for one. Not a lot of surprises other than the HTC device, which we are certainly interested to learn more about if it actually does exist.


Via:  BGR

Cheers Scott and Skant!

  • Chris

    I’ve been waiting for this! HTC Rezound till then

  • yarrellray

    Knowing Verizon as we all do they will release this device with ICS instead of Jelleybean that’s how Verizon does business. Verizon sucks major eggs

    • squiddy20

      … because Jellybean won’t be previewed till then, and then released a few months later, just like every other Android OS update. Use your tiny brain for once Dick.

  • Trevor

    1080p seems superfluous, and I’m afraid 5″ might be too big.  Sounds like a nice phone other than that though.  Except I’m not much of a Sense fan.

  • Danny Rodriguez

    Its all nice and all but when are they going to finally realize that the screens are getting too big? … i mean cmon 5 inches? really? at this rate in a couple years we’re going to have like 20 inch phones ffs

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      13″ tablets are coming this year :p

  • Nigga

    lol sounds like a verizon reader’s wishful thinking. although it could happen :/ but highly unlikely. also.bgr lol

    • Guest

      Nigga, please.

  • Lovehate

    Hope Android does some great things, cause apple its out selling all Android phones combined at all three carriers . I don’t understand why this little underpowered phone sells do well

  • krait obviously lost to tegra 3, BUT it has LTE built in! that’s got to have battery benefits.

  • i’m so tired of waiting for phones. >:( But i’m not going to be an early adopter ever again.

  • I bet HTC was heart broken when they were able to get a TradeMark for the OneNote.

  • chris125

    Maybe this will be verizon’s version of the one x? Looks like it will be a nice phone can’t wait to see what htc brings.

  • it would be nice if they just carried the note lol, but 5″ quadcore 1080p would at least excite my wife lol

  • T0ked

    When my upgrade comes due in November, I’m hoping a decent sized phone (5″is too big for me… that’s approaching tablet size) with a huge battery and good screen/camera is available. Crossing my fingers for a RAZR HD2 MAXX or something of the sort by then. LOL. The GS3, whenever it gets to Verizon will still be a viable option.

    HTC does not have a good reputation for adequate battery life as it is. How long is this 5″ monster going to last, 1 hour? As a Thunderbolt owner, I had to wait until around November to get the Rezound battery and experience acceptable battery life.

  • Oh yeah, I’ll take 5″ of HTC  😉

  • Tyler Chappell

    If this is true, it will likely be my next phone as my upgrade will be in december.

  • CaptainHowdy13

    So instead of just pushing out a new Droid every 3 months, now we get “new” Droid RAZRS! IN COLORS!!!!!!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY

  • eleazar

    I don’t think VZW made a mistake by passing on the SGSII. I absolutely love my Galaxy Nexus and would have chosen it over the SGSII any day.  That being said, I hope they get the SGSIII before December 2012!

  • EatUrCrap

    To big.

  • i can wait for verizon i guess

  • bjn714

    I will buy this unless HTC continues to use hardware keys. Should be on screen or no deal. The current implementation is stupid.

  • steve30x

    I don’t understand I thought LTE wasn’t compatible with quad core chips here in the states. Correct me if I’m misinformed.

    • Diablo81588

      Quad core has nothing to do with it. The only currently available quad core processor right now is the tegra 3, which happens to not have LTE support. If i remember right, its because Qualcomm is one of the few LTE chipset manufacturers and they don’t wanna give nvidia any advantage over their own processors.

  • Sounds interesting.  Hopefully HTC gets smarter with their batteries.


  • Shane McKeever

    … Also this fall, Verizon releases the 3-pin docks for the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Tim242

    DL, don’t kill your reputation with BGR rumors. You are better than that.

  • SatyaChowdary

    Gives us an idean as to what we can expect from the G Note2 😉

  • I’ll believe it when I see it. I have no faith in Verizon. 

  • cb3ck

    My upgrade is in July, and my day just got a whole lot better!  I’ve been pretty much locked into thinking I would get the GSIII if it indeed came to Verizon, but this is a game changer for me.

    I’ve been drooling over the One X and would be thrilled to see something similar in the size and build quality!  I wouldn’t be ashamed to wield a phone that big. 🙂

  • Desperate rumors to stop people from jumping ship?

  • Dominick_7

    Now THAT sounds pretty sweet. But will it come with a digital pen and match or exceed design quality of the Note? Also don’t think the radio will be as good as say Motorolas or Samsungs.. HTC phones don’t work in my house:/

  • fanboy1974

    Remote desktop will be a dream on such a device.

  • Bionic

    Next up The Droid Razr HDBJ

    Feature include:

    5 inch screen
    Android 6.0 (Donut Hole)
    Bluetooth 8.7 (remote controls your lawn mower)
    2 GHZ Deca Core processor
    3 GB of RAM
    Fallatio port for all of your orgasm needs
    Comes with 3D glasses to watch 3D porn while making use of fallatio port
    photon torpedo tube for self defense
    Capable of transforming into the Knight 2000

    • LiterofCola

      Hmmm, I’d have to test that fellatio port in-store  before I choose to pick up that device

    • The Razr does not need photon torpedo to defense itself.
      MotoBlur and Lockboot are all that they need for self defense.

    • mike honcho

      Can i get a smaller version. Don’t need the 5 inch fellatio port

  • CornBread


  • droidiac13

    Thoughts?  Believe it when I see it is mine.

  • Bionic

    And yet………HTC still sucks

  • cooksta32676

    I am a die hard android fan. But I still think the iphone 5 will murder the GS3. It kind of hurt to say that.

    • Bionic

      no one cares about the iphone5

      • cooksta32676

        Probably not, even though they expect to sell 100,000,000 of them.

        • Bionic

          Android pwns the market, so yeah, no one on this website gives a flying fuckk about it

    • Tim242

      I think you mean iPhone 6, or the new iPhone. The 4S was the 5.

      • It will probably called the iPhone 4G, so many idiots will have that 4G part stuck in their head as if the technology hasn’t been out there before. 

        Shocking fact: 33% of iPhone users think that their iPhone 4 has 4G.

        • Tim242

          Even worse is that the 4S now shows 4G. Even if HSPA+ were 4G…the 4S is only 14.4, with real speeds around 4. 14.4 is not even technically HSPA+.

    • Apostrafee

      Ahhh yes comparing two devices that have next to no official anything announced….I think the Razr HD Nexus Maxxxxxxxxx Incredible 5 in Blue will murder both of them

  • can we PLEASE HAVE 4.3″ 720p with on screen buttons to keep the size down ?!


    • hkklife

      With onscreen buttons you will end up with something along the lines of 4.1″ of viewable screen space. I think I prefer the capacitive buttons up to 4.7″, honestly. What I want to see are smaller bezels and narrower-than-RAZR widths, quite honestly. Verizon really has a weak assortnent or current and upcoming phones with screens larger than 4.3″.

      I am also not very sold on that BGR “scoop”. Other than the HTC 5″ device, which I HIGHLY doubt would be the lead Jellybean device with Sense atop a brand-new OS, the rest of the devices on that list just are just educated guesses that any of the DL faithful could have guessed were en route.

      • Tim242

        My GN can have a full 4.7″ of screen real estate, with gesture controls. However, I have 4.6″…decided to just make the buttons smaller.

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      HTC Rezound is the closest thing to your wish… the screen is freakin’ amazing! Overall the phone is not freakishly large — you might want to check it out.

  • Stewie

    Hahahahahaha  multiple versions of the RAZR … but of course!  There won’t be anonther moto innovqation until they’ve finished milking that one out.  and the teasers …. This one will be unlocked … Really! We mean it!  Just buy it first and we’ll unlock it shortly thereafter …  F A I L.

    • bkosh84

      Didn’t Motorola learn anything from their past experience with the Razr brand? They beat the horse until it was decomposing and almost went under because of it.

  • Andrew


  • Kanye

    HTC, im happy for you and imma let you finish, but the SIII is gonna be the best phone evah…

  • S_T_R

    BGR is a worthless rag now that all of their sources dried up. Anyone remember as recently as a week ago that they were shouting “Galaxy S3 will have 1080p!” in every article remotely related to Samsung? They don’t know anything.

  • Eh, I dont want another HTC as my new phone. 

  • frankandsimple

    5″ screen = Fail.

    • LiterofCola


    • Some of us prefer a big screen, so how could that possibly be a “fail”?  If you want a smaller screen, get a phone with a smaller screen.  Jesus, half the folks on here sound like they should own iPhones.

      • frankandsimple

        why are you getting your panties in a bunch? I said it is fail.. which is my opinion.. if you think it’s a win for you.. by all means buy it.
        Last line of the article by Kellex is “thoughts”.. and I gave my thoughts..
        why you mad bro?

        • TheWickedShepherd

          Actually he doesn’t sound mad at all, maybe a bit exasperated. Still, he gave his “thoughts” in counter to your “thoughts”. If anything you’re the one who seems incredibly pissed. 

          • frankandsimple

            difference being he gave his “thoughts” about my comment.. not about the article.

          • TheWickedShepherd

            Well, I do admit “incredibly pissed” was not the right phrase. Over-reactive and defensive would be better. Anyways, read our comments carefully and please realize no one actually said or even implied you aren’t allowed to post thoughts or replies. Anyways I’m out, cheers.

          • frankandsimple

            and I never said he is telling me to NOT post my thoughts.All I am saying is, I can reply back if someone express a disagreement to my comment directly. On the contrary, he was defending the 5″ screen and implied that I should simply mind my own business and not post a disapproving comment about the article… anyway.. have a nice day.

          • I love arguments in the comments. Who wins? The readers of course!

          • NemaCystX

            Popcorn is good *finishes reading comments*

          • michael arazan


    • Tim242

      Samsung’s sales of the Note begs to differ.

    • bkosh84

      You know, I was intrigued by the Galaxy Note until I walked past them in Best Buy the other day.. Holy balls that’s big.. Too big for me. But might be good for others.  

      • frankandsimple

        yep. I need a phone that I can handle with one hand without replacing my thumb with a long stick to reach the top corner of the screen, which is where the menu softkey is on many applications.

    • chris125

       I will have to hold it first before I decide. I think if htc can shrink the bezel it wouldn’t be that much larger than the nexus but only time will tell.

      • frankandsimple

        The problem is beyond just size though..although to me.. I need to be able to work all corners of the phone with one hand… But the larger the screen gets.. the more battery it sucks.
        This phone will undoubtedly have LTE if it’s gonna be released by Verizon.. and HTC as it is already, is notorious when it comes to battery life.
        It’s just asinine for developers to be thinking about these gimmicky aspects of the phone when there are so many other more important issues that they need to address first.
        Given how Android has so much potential.. it is depressing to see how not a single android manufacturer is giving attention to these small but important details..

  • Where’s my Xoom ICS update Verizon?!?!

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      Xoom has had stock ICS (currently 4.0.4) for more than 2 months… guessing you don’t have a wifi only model? 

      I hope they release it for you guys sooner or later — it does *amazing* things to the Xoom. Really, it was like going from a Ford to a Ferreri.

  • Bionicman

    it would be a bad business decision on Verizon’s part to pass on the GSIII. that phone is going to sell like hotcakes and is getting some buzz lately. what im wondering is when they are going to release it. hopefully shortly after the announcement and not 5 months later.

    • Stewie

      You’re right! But let’s fact it, VZ is chock full of bad business decesions eh?

  • Kyle Fullmer

    More importantly is that article says they have proof verizon is getting the SGSIII

  • Dear mobile manufacturers: 4.2″ – 4.5″ is the acceptable range of a smartphone. Expecting me to wear cargo pants to hold a phone is getting ridiculous. 

    I know I’ll hear all the “I can fit the Note in my pocket just fine!” people spouting off, but as it is we all talk about at work how if we forget to take our Galaxy Nexus out of our pockets before we get into our cars, it pretty much has to stay there until we arrive at our destination.

    • LiterofCola

      I’d actually like a 5″ screen.  Don’t see why some people are so dead-set against it.

      • Dominick_7

        Agree 100%.

      • Lactose_the_Intolerant

        I’d like to fondle a 5″ screen… the Note was just a little too big, dropping the .3 might work.

    • Stewie

      It does, but only if we also shop at Bob’s Big and Tall ….

      • Kyle Fullmer

        Taking it out of your purse doesn’t count.

    • c4v3man

      Saying 4.2″-4.5″ is the acceptable range for a smartphone is the same as saying 3.5″ is the only screen size you need. So if you want to equate yourself with Apple users, you go right on ahead. 

       If you don’t want a 5″ phone, then don’t buy it. But don’t limit the choices available to other consumers, as this is one of the key strengths of Android. I’d love to have a quad core Galaxy Note on Verizon. It’s not going to happen, but I would buy that phone immediately if it became available. Being 6’5″ with big hands means that bigger phones fit me better…

    • Skant153

      how about you get manly sized pants with normal pockets. i have no problem fitting my phone in my pocket because my pants aren’t skin tight.

      as far as the drive home, you shouldn’t be on the phone anyways, the oversize phone is doing you and everyone who drives around you a favor. quit endangering other drivers.

    • Dominick_7

      5.3 is ideal for me. Please don’t try to speak for me or everyone consumer especially given how many Galaxy Notes have been sold. There are 4 ft girls that post saying the Galaxy Note is not too big, and that they can handle it with one hand. You dont need cargo pants and it’s not too big if you get used to it. Usually takes a few days to a week max. Are you a gerbil? Droid-life has been getting weirder and weirder.

    • pu$sy

  • You actually believe anything BGR says?

  • Motta2003

    I have the Thunderbolt so this would a be a good upgrade i think…5″ might be too big for a screen though but I’d have to check…love the quad core and the 1080p goodness.  If the battery life is good (a la Razr Maxx) they may have a winner.

  • xFenixKnightx

    5″ is awesome. I messed with a 5″ Galaxy player at Best Buy and found it to be an even sweeter size than the Note, for me of course. This is interesting if true. Of course like you noted, Via BGR so I’m not believing anything yet. That is THE shittiest site for tech.

  • shdowman

    If your source is BGR. Rumor should indeed be all caps.

  • xFenixKnightx

    Via BGR? Well then it’s worthless.

  • Xeneize480

    Lets the bitching and angry people comments begin!! Lets see what kind of stupid comments we are going to read….. LOL

  • Butters619

    First off, 5″ is just too big for a phone.  Sorry Note Users.

    Secondly, I wish Motorola would show AT&T some love sometimes.  I love my Atrix but it’s been a year without anything good.

    • HughFalangy

       Not all of us have Princess hands.

      • LiterofCola


      • Butters619

        Unless you are over 7 feet tall that phone is too big to comfortably hold one handed.  And if you are that big, your thumbs will still be too big to press the keys.

        • c4v3man

          Unless you’re over 6’2″ you’re not really a man. You’re really just considered a woman with testicles. 

          There, I can spew out ridiculous statements as well…

          • Butters619

            Well instead of ridiculousness here is some math:

            Average male hand length is about 7.4 inches and average palm to finger ratio is .94.  AKA average finger length is 3.6 inches.  Even if you were able to keep your fingers perfectly straight when supporting your phone (since people hold phones in their fingers and curl their hand around to type), the phone would still stick out 2.15 inches past your fingers.  Assuming you can’t keep your fingers straight, because it is not practical or comfortable, the average male would have about half the phone hanging off their hand, making the phone uncomfortable and hard to use one handed.

            Somebody who is 7 feet tall would be 20% taller than the average adult male.   20% larger hand would be about 4.32″ fingers, which would allow the person to have their fingers support about 2/3 of the width of the phone, which would make it balanced and usable.

            However, if you have ever used a Note you would know that the stock keyboard does not have keys that are huge by any means (I mean they are much bigger than an iPhone but not proportionally as big as the phone is). So, someone who could hold the phone comfortably would probably have trouble typing still.

            I know this doesn’t fit everybody.  I have 3 friends with the note.  They all love it, but they all say it’s not comfortable to use one handed. 

          • Big_EZ

            I’m 6’2″ and I can reach 100% of my RAZR MAXXs 4.3″ screen without stretching my hand or fingers, and I can reach every corner of the phone with minimal stretching. I would prefer a phone with a 4.7-5.0″ screen if one that I like comes out that I like by December.

          • TheWickedShepherd

            I have 2 iphone-using friends who don’t even type one-handed because the buttons are too small for their fat thumbs. 

            I have other friends including me who use our 4.3″ phones one handed typing just fine. In fact the way I hold my phone my thumb can actually reach about another half inch past the other side of it. And the only times I’ve dropped my phone isn’t from using it but from transferring it to and from my pocket.

            When you’ve held a phone a certain way for a long time you will think it’s the only correct way to hold a phone. 

          • c4v3man

            That’s why Swype was invented… Virtually eliminates difficulty with hitting small keys. I remember when everybody was saying that a 4.3″ screen on the DroidX was insanely huge, and that you had to have huge hands in order to use it. Now it’s commonly accepted as a typical sized device. 

            I’m not stating that 5+” is ever going to be considered normal. But it’s a nice option for a sizeable minority of users.

        • Dominick_7

          Like I said, if you frequent the Note posts you’ll see 4 ft little girls saying its not too big and they can easily handle it. You must be a smurf.

          • Butters619

            I’m sure they use two hands

          • Dominick_7

            Nope. One handed doods. ONE handed. I actually JUST watched a video of a girl around or under 5 feet and she said the same thing. Check out her video, her username is TheAngelofmusic1989.

    • Xeneize480

      att doesnt exist lol keep waiting for sony ericsson hahahaha

      • Butters619

        Hahah thanks. I’ll be picking up a One X, but it would still be nice to see a Moto phone.

  • Zebra

    I’m hoping that multiple variations means one or two flagship phones spread apart and a few others (keyboard, mid range, etc). Unfortunately something tells me its just going to be Razr HD > Razr HD Maxx > Razr HD2, > Razr HD2 Maxx on so on…

    • Skant153

      it already is maxx, it has the bigger battery (supposedly). it’s probably going to release with a dual core then get a quad and be called the HD2 just like they did with the x/x2.

  • Bewara2009

    This is the HTC Zeta. 

    • John

      I hate your profile pic. Only Big ‘K’ should rock that one here.

      • Lacokanostra

        Agreed. Son of a B

    • lacokanostra

      Change your picture back to your ugly face.

      • mike honcho

        What a d-bag. I’d like to poop on your face

  • I’d certainly be interested.  I have both the HTC Flyer tablet and the Galaxy Note.  And my preference would be an HTC device since their note taking app is superior to Samsung’s but I prefer the smaller form factor of the Galaxy Note.  I hope there’s a slot for the stylus since it sucks having to carry it separately.  I’m also not sure how HTC’s going to deal with the extra demand for battery power that LTE/CDMA devices require.  I also have tried an international HTC One X, but I’m selling it on ebay.  It’s faster than any other phone I’ve tried, but after using the Note for nearly 6 months I can’t get used to the smaller screen.

  • LiterofCola

    As long as Verizon ends up getting the quad-core processor version of the s3 THIS YEAR…I can wait until whenever it’s released.

  • srh12

    I’m just as excited about the S3 as the next guy…but I hope nobody is forgetting how long it took for the s2 to get ics. Could be an issue down the road.
    Just sayin

  • PyroHoltz


    I’m glad you titled this post with the word, Device and not Phone….5″ wow.

  • John

    I’m glad they decided to slow down like they said they were.

  • A 1080p display and a 4 core cpu is awesome.  Now they need to find a new battery technology to power all of this.

    • wilsonnancy710

      as Bonnie replied I am stunned that anyone able to get paid $9945 in a few weeks on the internet. have you seen this web page ^^^ http://getyouralldesires.blogspot.com

    • That processor can handle LTE quite well. And they can always throw in a massive battery.

    • mikeg3644

      i am just so pumped for this device on verizon, its unbelievable.

  • My first thought is that Verizon needs to get a hold of these flagship phones when they’re released – with as much updates as possible. No point in introducing the phone in the Fall with old software knowing that JB is right around the corner…

  • Sporttster

    With all the Razr’s coming out, who will ever again buy the next Moto phone right away? We’ll ALL be waiting for the HD Maxx version. Well, everyone who wants a Moto phone that is….I’m on the fence….

  • davetheAndroid

    Wish list: pure vanilla 6″ screen motorolla Nexus. That is all.

  • Daniel Simpson

    I could care less about a 1080p screen on a phone, its overkill.  Now on a tablet, 1080p or higher please.

    I can’t wait for the Galaxy S3 to launch, I’m buying it on launch day.

    • Apostrafee

      Why? You don’t even know what it looks like or anything really official about it.

    • Tim242

      You have to have a 40″ screen to see the difference between 720;and 1080. As far as the S3, you may want to wait on the official announcement before you get too excited.

  • Azn_Android

    This is coming from BGR? LOL

    Nuff said

    • John

      Amen to that

    • moozicmon

      Yeah, I was getting pretty psyched until I saw that wee bit of information. That pretty much renders the article null.

  • if the rumors are true, then I am pleased.

  • Apostrafee

    When will we see OMAP 5?

  • htowngtr

    I wonder how that will stack up against the upcoming A15 cores later this year?

  • if motorola released something to compete with this device I would be on it like stink on sh**