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.
HTC is sending out “Save the Date” notices to the media this morning, letting us know that we can “see what’s next” on September 19 in NYC. Other than the date and an odd-looking icon and symbol at the bottom of the invite, there are no other clues. Or am I the only one that thinks the half circle and blue dot look like a play on Google Now? For those with a Galaxy Nexus running Jelly Bean, you know that you can swipe up from the home button, revealing a half circle with a Google Now circle directly above it. Just a thought.
Assuming they do announce new hardware at this event, it’s time for you all to take your best guess at what we may see. Will it be the oft-leaked 5″ 1080p device codenamed “dlx”? Could it be that silly looking
iMac rip-off tablet we saw from last week? What about the red-accented device pictured here? Maybe it’ll be Windows 8 phones? Invites to Android blogs would sort of shut that thought down. Anything else?
And how about the timing? Apple is holding their iPhone 5 event the week before and usually announces that availability will happen the following week or two. HTC’s event is happening in the middle of all of that craziness. Smart move?
Care to take a guess as to what this phone is? It popped up over at Chinese forum Phone HK, and appears to be an HTC device with the red accents that Verizon loves to use. That’s speculation of course, but we do know that Big Red and HTC have teamed up to produce a phone with a 1080p full HD display codenamed “dlx.” Is this it? (more…)
It has been over a month since we last did a rumor round-up, but since things are going to get wild starting tomorrow and then on through the month of September, we thought it was the perfect time to bring this series back. Motorola has big plans for next week, Samsung has a Note 2 on the way, there are Nexus rumors with manufacturer names attached, HTC still has a 1080p phone out there, and LG has a number of devices in the works. Again, it’s going to be busy. (more…)
Now, I know we don’t have many details for the new Galaxy Note 2, but we essentially know all there is to know about HTC’s upcoming superphone, codenamed “dlx.” Thanks to a GLBenchmark that we first reported over a month ago, this phone will sport a new Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 1080p display, on-screen navigation keys, and run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Note 2, will more than likely have a 720p display, the quad-core Exynos chipset found in the new Galaxy Note 10.1, and probably ship globally. The HTC phone is rumored to carry a 5″ screen, while the Note 2’s could jump up to 5.5″.
The Note 2 will be unveiled at IFA in Germany on August 29, while the HTC dlx could show up in September or October. In their current states, both run Ice Cream Sandwich, however, that could change by the time they hit store shelves.
After seeing the success of the original Note, I think it’s safe to say that massive phone-tablet combo phones are a hit.
If you had a choice, which would it be?
Remember the HTC device with the 5″ 1080p display (1794×1080) and Snapdragon S4 Pro processor that we first uncovered in a benchmark? According to DigiTimes, it could arrive as early as September or October. Their sources reference the same display resolution that we saw from that benchmark, and also match up to a late-Q3 release timeframe that was talked about back in April.
If you were looking for the next step towards the ultimate “super phone,” this would be it. If we go back and look at the benchmark for it, you’ll see scores that no other phone can even come close to. If it truly is running Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, it’ll have the new Adreno 320 GPU inside, and essentially torch any other 2012 device.
We also know from that benchmark that the device is headed to Verizon, as Big Red’s name was splashed all over the system information that was captured. The current codename for the device is “dlx” and will undoubtedly run on their 4G LTE network.
With the Galaxy Note 2 on the verge of being announced, which will reign supreme? Unless Samsung has a few tricks up their sleeves, like a 1080p display and a newer quad-core chip than what’s currently available, I’m not sure even it can stop this new HTC device.
I know that the Galaxy S3 just came out, but how can you not feel a little warm and fuzzy inside when thinking about this phone?
Via: DigiTimes | BGR
Hold on to your pants, people. A new HTC device, with Verizon written all over it and codenamed DLX or dlx, popped up at famed benchmarking site GLBenchmark recently and has specs that are guaranteed to blow your mind. First, we can see the model number is HTC6435, making it sound like the follow-up to the Rezound which was HTC6425. Other than model number though, the Rezound and any other HTC phone in history will fail to compare. (more…)