It’s confirmed! 2013 is actually spelled “1080.” At this year’s CES, we are sure to see a ton of devices sporting 1080p displays, but according to the newest leaks, add ZTE’s Grand S to the list as confirmed. Other than its 5″ display and uni-body design, not much else is known about the Grand S beyond its tagline, “the world’s thinnest for 5 inch FHD smartphones.”
Will we ever see it on a US carrier? My money is on it being on a smaller carrier and not making its way to any of the big four. But if it did, would ZTE interest anybody? In terms of brand recognition, I can’t say they have much going here in the U.S.
Verizon and HTC continue to upgrade “yourself” in this latest commercial for the DROID DNA. In it, they decide to finally touch on the phone’s most important selling feature, the 1080p display, something they failed to do in the opening spot.
Can someone explain to me how a man sitting in a futuristic laboratory chair with a phone plugged into his chest would make anyone want to buy said phone?
I wouldn’t say that we are surprised by this, but according to a benchmark over at GLBenchmark, LG is testing a new smartphone with a 1080p display. HTC already has one in the DROID DNA, Samsung will reportedly unveil their new 1080p HD Super AMOLED displays at CES in January, and Sony has mentioned the idea, so why shouldn’t LG join in on the fun? This is where display tech in smartphones is going, after all. (more…)
If the last picture of the HTC DROID DNA that leaked last week was too small for your liking, then feast your eyes on this big beauty. Nothing new is necessarily revealed, but we do get a closer and cleaner look at the bottom port, red striping up the side, front camera placement, hardware navigation buttons, DROID red eye, and big 5″ 1080p display. It looks nice.
The phone should definitely be a beast, we’re just wondering what HTC is going to do to get customers to buy it over the Galaxy Note 2. Samsung has moved beyond hardware and into fine-tuning their software to help sell devices, however, HTC hasn’t shown yet that it is willing to do that. Sure, the 1080p display is the first of its kind and will likely look incredible, but is a 1080p display enough to win your vote?
According to Verizon’s most recent MAP (minimum advertised price) list, the HTC DLX (the 5″ 1080p phone) may launch as the HTC DROID DNA around November 20. We are under the impression that this is the same phone because of the model number HTC6435LVW, a number that we first reported months ago along with the codename “dlx.” (more…)
You know the HTC “dlx” or 5″ 1080p Verizon phone that we have been talking about for months now? HTC just announced it for Japan as the J Butterfly, and it looks stunning.
The device does indeed sport a 5″ Super LCD 3 1080p display (440ppi), Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, LTE, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, 2020mAh battery, and a microSD card slot. The J Butterfly weighs 140g and is 9.1mm thick. For Japan, it will come in 3 colors: red, white and black. HTC is expecting to launch it in December. (more…)
Today, Sharp announced that they will begin full-scale production of new 5-inch HD 1080p LCD panels for smartphones in the month of October. The panels will sport one of the highest (if not the highest) pixel densities in the world at 448ppi. With a resolution of 1920×1080, a new pixel design, and 1.3 times the pixel density of conventional LCD panels, these are without a doubt, going to blow our minds. The panels will be on display at Sharp’s CEATAC booth, this week.
After reading that, what immediately comes to mind? HTC’s “dlx” aka DROID Incredible X, right? Rumored to carry a 5-inch 1080p display, we may see the device by November if rumors are true. The only worry I would have, is whether or not Sharp can produce enough in time to get this phone out by that rumored November date. I don’t necessarily know the ins and outs of manufacturing times for smartphones, but if they are only starting mass production now, I’d say November would be pushing it. Then again, production on some level actually began in September, so maybe that was for HTC’s new mega-phone. (more…)
(Concept design of the HTC “dlx”)
As we inch closer to the end of 2012, the number of rumors surrounding the next Nexus phone from Google are going to overwhelm you. Some will be garbage, one or two here and there may be right on point, but for the most part, you should take them all as strictly rumor. Last week it was LG who was going to create a Nexus based off of its Optimus G phone, and today, it’s going to be HTC who creates one based off of its 1080p “dlx” (DROID Incredible X) phone. (more…)