HTC has been rumoured to be producing a large-screen device, along the same lines as other tablet/smartphone hybrids such as the Samsung Galaxy Note II, for a while. Previous leaks have given it the name of the One X5, referencing the screen size, plus more recently, talk that the device may launch as part of Google’s refreshed Nexus line as the Nexus 5 too.
A new leak has now provided some more information, this time referring back to another alternative name – the HTC DLX. According to the source, the device will have a 5-inch touchscreen with a 1080p resolution, plus a 1.5GHz, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 1.5GB of RAM.
This will be joined by a 12 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel video call lens on the front, 16GB of internal storage memory, a 2500mAh battery and Android 4.1.2.
The leak comes from an XDA-developers.com user’s Twitter account, with the decidedly unusual handle of @football4pda, whom Engadget points out was also responsible for an accurate leaking of the HTC 8S last month.
Previous information had linked the DLX with a full-HD screen, which could be one of the first of its type depending on how soon the phone goes on sale, but the addition of Qualcomm’s hugely powerful new quad-core chip is especially exciting.
HTC has been busy with new devices recently, launching its first Windows Phone 8 handsets – the HTC 8X and 8S – plus the updated HTC One X+. With those all done, how long will it be before we see the DLX/One X5/Nexus 5 announced?