HTC will launch a 5″ smartphone with 1080p Full HD touchscreen in September or October
HTC is apparently prepping to join Samsung and LG in the battle of the phablets. Notable such phone / tablet hybrids include the Samsung Galaxy Note, LG Optimus Vu, and their upcoming sequels – the Galaxy Note 2 and the Optimus Vu 2, both set to be unveiled this month.
HTC’s offering in the space will come with a 5-inch touchscreen, but will one-up its competitors by having Full HD 1920×1080 resolution. That would be the first time a smartphone had that resolution on its screen.
The info comes from some unnamed sources that spoke to DigiTimes. The actual resolution quoted is 1794×1080, which means that this phablet will have on-screen ‘software rendered’ Android navigation buttons (which use up the ‘missing’ 126 vertical pixels).
This phablet will be HTC’s flagship device for the end of this year and its all-important holiday shopping season. It’s unclear from this rumor whether HTC will choose to bundle a stylus with its phablet, like both of its competitors do. We’ll keep you posted if more developments appear.