HTC rumored to launch five inch phone in Sept/Oct

Bigger seemed to be thought of as better by some smartphone companies. Samsung certainly has that philosophy with the 5.3 inch display found in the Galaxy Note, which was launched in 2011 and the company has already admitted it will release a follow up device later this year, with its official reveal coming later in August.

Now there is a possibility HTC wants to join Samsung in bringing a big smartphone to the marketplace. Digitimes.com reports, via unnamed sources, that HTC is working on a smartphone with a five inch display that has a resolution of 1794x1080. The article also claims that it will launch later this fall, sometime in September or October.

The article has no other information about the rumored HTC device, including no word on its processor, memory and storage size, or its price. There's also no information on what operating system it might be running; HTC does make smartphones using both Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone OS.

The Taiwan-based HTC needs to come up with a big hit, and soon. On Friday, the company reported its second quarter 2012 financial results and they were not what HTC was hoping for. Overall revenues for the quarter came in at $3 billion, down 27 percent from the same period a year ago. Its operating profits came in at $273 million, down 57 percent for the quarter. HTC also projected that its third quarter revenues will be down even more, between $2.3 billion and $2.7 billion.

Source: Digitimes.com

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theyarecomingforyou said,
It's pretty bizarre that 5" phones have a higher resolution than 50" HDTVs.

that is weird, that had never occurred to me 0.o

Windows Phone doesnt support that res so its good old android for them! Guess we'll know eventually if this is their saviour or not.....

Yeah, I dunno HTC, just coming out with something big and doing what Samsung did months ago with the Note isn't going to cut it. Good luck either way but it's starting to look like Android is Samsungs domain and everyone else is just passing through looking for something that works.