The rumours have circled around a HTC smartphone with a 5″ display running at a 1080p resolution (1920 by 1080 pixels) and carrying Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC (one that packages together a 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait processor alongside an Adreno 320 GPU). Such a device could be the best solution for the Taiwanese manufacturer to recover from its current financial position.
This is just a little bit of a big deal — the Snapdragon S4 Pro main processor is a behemoth in benchmarking terms, and the Adreno 320 GPU could be as fast as the GPU inside the new iPad (and let me tell you, that thing is a monster).
According to HTC Source (as reported by Android Authority) this device is real, and carries the internal product name HTC 6435LW. Even more exciting is the claim that this device will have a pixel density of 480 ppi (pixels per inch), which is incredibly high. There is some discussion about whether this pixel density is correct – it could be lower, depending on how the screen resolution is used by any soft-keys.
However, the insider also reports that the mysterious HTC phablet will use 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, with no SD card slot, and a non-removable battery. Sounds a lot like the HTC One X(L) line, but with a bigger screen. Could be a bit of a winner for HTC.
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