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Mysterious 5″ HTC Device Shows Its Face, is Beyond Blurry

Remember that massive HTC device from the weekend with the red accented side panels? This is apparently an incredibly blurry look at the front side of it. We speculated at the time that it may be the 1080p phone headed to Verizon as the “dlx.” An array of Asian sites sees it differently though, and is referring to it as the Endeavor C2 or HTC One X+. The One X+ is was previously rumored to be running the new Tegra 3 chip that can be clocked up to 1.7GHz, however, the dlx has already been benchmarked running a new Snapdragon S4 chip. Yeah, that basically means we are confused.

Other than this other codename, there isn’t much to be gathered from the image above. Like I said, it’s beyond blurry. The screen does appear to be massive though, and almost edge-to-edge. There are definitely hardware soft keys on it and a front facing camera. The red accent at the top leads us to believe this is the same phone that was pictured the other day.

So, what do we think? Sexy? Too blurry? You tell me.

Via:  TechOrz

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  • jajajaja

    Isn’t that the HTC j?

  • Adam

    It just doesnt look like a 5″ phone to me – looks like a prank

  • playrjock50

    Will people please stop calling them hard or physical buttons. They are soft keys.

    Hard buttons are physical buttons that can be pressed down. Soft keys are buttons/keys that are activated by touch.

    BTW I like the UI buttons too.

  • Oracle of Delphi

    All the articles I’ve read on this site have overly critical and pessimistic comments. Sort of reminiscent of a Louis CK sketch about current consumers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Brown/100000481848116 Matthew Brown

    I have been waiting and waiting for this device. It’s the only reason I didn’t jump ship for the original G’Note and now the Note 2. Ever since I played with the G’Note I just couldn’t see myself getting a phone smaller than 5″. Plus it’s a quad core with 1080p!!!

  • master94

    International vs USA model probably

  • Tyler Casilio

    It’s sexy because it’s blurred. Like a tease

  • Amenemhat1

    -1 for buttons

  • jdrch

    The physical buttons are odd, given that the excuse for the lack of full 1920* resolution was said to be the soft buttons. Hopefully it ships with Jelly Bean.

  • PhillipCun

    Looks like the incredible… along with 50 other HTC phones. HTC wonders why they aren’t the leading Android manufacturer anymore and this is part of the reason. Reusing old designs, no innovation at all. Ugh

    • trob6969

      No innovation at all?! Which smartphone maker was first to come to market with a chat cam, full GHz processor, 4G, dual core WITH 4G LTE, 720p ‘true’ HD display, a screen bigger than the then-standard 3+” size, and no? HTC. And now it seems to be first to also release a phone with a 1080p display. In terms of technology, every other smartphone manufacturer is following HTC’s lead.

  • htc?

    No disrespect but I honestly, I cannot tell the difference between each HTC phones…

    • htc?

      but honestly, I cannot****

  • KOBALT

    It’s NOT a One X taking the pic….. compare
    http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/htc-one-x1.jpg

  • nightscout13

    Mr. Blurrycam needs assistance with using the auto focus.

  • MKader17

    I’m loving all the hardware button hate :)

  • S.Ober

    What year is it again? All smart phones have HD camera on them now days and this looks like it was taken with the One X. Why is the pic so damn blurry!

    • S.Ober

      Even with it blurry, still looks better then the iPhail 5.

      • S.Ober

        I am wrong its not a OneX, but has to be an HTC phone of come kind taking the pic.

    • http://twitter.com/mikedotdunham mike dunham

      Last time I checked you could bump down the resolution to QVGA or VGA. Probably how these blurry shots are created.

      • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

        Yeah, but why would you? The point was that these shots are terrible on purpose, which to me makes them far less exciting. Companies need to come up with better gorilla marketing now.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Printed/Phisycal Nav buttons = not sexy at all.
    Nav buttons in UI = potential for uber sexiness.

    Any new phones released that are “Mid” to “Premium” should no longer have physical nav buttons. I mean unless the device is shipping with GINGERBREAD!
    Common’ OEMs get with the times…

  • jboogie1289

    Guess this proves just how weak, or let me say “not as good a camera as on the SIII” the HTC cam is. IJS…….

    • Nate Higgers

      Except… the phone that took the picture is clearly an GS3

      Look closely, that’s not a One X.

      • S.Ober

        Its not an S3, my camera is more square then circle and don’t have dual leds for a flash. I too thought it was a one x but I too am wrong. I do believe its an HTC phone though.

  • duke69111

    The One X used to take the photo is almost as clear as the picture itself. :’

    • Kevin McDole

      It’s not a One X.

  • Michael swaim

    I love HTC just as much as the next person by if things don’t start looking up, then i may have to try another OEM

  • KOBALT

    Looks too narrow to be a 5″ screen. Just my opinion. I don’t mind the on-screen keys. As long as the phone is a beast.

  • enerjak

    This thing looks slick but I have a feeling it’ll make my hands look small

  • Titanic

    If its BACK is in in the reflection, it’ll be a new HTC’s fail.
    Awful design. Generic and boring. + that horrible CAMERA BUMP!!!

    • Josh Nichols

      That’s called a One X.

      • http://twitter.com/mikedotdunham mike dunham

        or VGA resolution?

  • thebruce44

    I wont be proceeding with my yearly upgrade to a phone without on screen buttons. Looks like I will be sticking with the GNex until the spring/summer unless something surprises me before the end of the year.

  • MichaelFranz

    Honestly the only 2 real things about the on screen buttons is 1 – It makes the devie look blank and plain which is very unique and 2 – If you are running custom Rom, the keys can be altered to whatever you like. other then that there is no big deal breaker. Plus the use of on screen keys takes away from the entire real estate of the screen, not a deal breaker, but ehh who knows, just show me the specs and a not blurry cam…

    btw the blurred shot, the guys looks like he is using a One X…..tisk tisk

    • MKader17

      It is very easy to design a screen that is X pixels longer in order to incorporate the on-screen keys

  • Bionic

    Looks like a Motorola

    • ssss

      Maybe they shud be suing

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Those damn buttons…. is there something WRONG with On Screen buttons? . . . I feel like US consumers don’t know something the OEMS do because NO ONE is doing on screen buttons. Samsung Made the Gnex and 7 months later still had hardware buttons… what am I missing?

    • fixxmyhead

      if only the galaxy nexus had touchwiz id buy it. sorry i find stock very bare and boring with no features. to each there own right?

      • UrDoGG

        So you like bloatware and half-baked “S” software? If you want additional apps and functionality, go to the Play store.

        • fixxmyhead

          not the bloatware but i like how touchwiz incorporates things like a (better) video player,file manager,(better)music player imo, and cool motion features like slide to call or turn over to mute, awesome for morning alarms and which i see the aokp team just incorporated in JB aokp.they seem to like tw features too). yea i know u can go in the play store but i like it to be built in it makes its more consistent. i just wish the s3 had onscreen buttons :( also the “s” software is not that bad. s voice was pretty good but google now wins hands down. honestly i switched from aokp jb nightlies cuz i got bored of stock

  • CopierITGuy

    What’s with the hard buttons!?!?!? Jump on board OEM’s! It’s sad to think how quickly Android could progress if it weren’t for the stinkin’ OEM’s gumming up the works!

  • Andrew

    So nobody is embracing the on screen home buttons? That’s a shame.

    • http://twitter.com/mortodestructo Mort

      Motorola and Pantech seem to be. HTC & Sammy? Not so much.

      • Andrew

        Which Motorola phone has on screen navigation keys?

        • Butters619

          Atrix HD, Razr HD, Razr M, Photon Q LTE, Electrify 2

        • http://www.facebook.com/zshannon Zach Shannon

          The Atrix HD on ATT and the soon to be Razr HD

        • Greg Morgan

          the Photon and the Atrix, plus the upcoming M and Razr HD will have them.

    • JoshGroff

      That’s one of those things that certain people are just iffy about, as much as I love my G-Nex and Nexus 7, I’m not overly fond of the on screen keys. There’s just something about pushing hardware buttons that appeals to my inner gamer. Although, I think on screen navigation with a slide out physical keyboard (or gamepad) would be pretty freaking awesome.

      • Josh Nichols

        People said the same about keeping a physical keyboard a la blackberries.. look where we are now

        • JoshGroff

          Yes, but a slider still gives you that precious screen real estate and allows physical keyboard junkies to have their fun.

  • Triplec76

    Physical buttons, no thanks?!