The 5-inch phablet is probably the most anticipated HTC terminal of the moment, and the first rumors are pointing towards a promising device. The alleged 5-inch display with 1080p resolution is by far the most interesting feature of the device, which would be a premiere for the segment.
Rumor has it that the Taiwan-based company have fitted a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU at 1.5 GHz and an Adreno 320 GPU inside the HTC DLX. A developer that worked for HTC claims that the unannounced DLX tablet would sport a 5-inch display with 1080p, 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.
The same source indicates that HTC DLX will come pre-loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and that it will sport a 12 megapixel primary camera, 2 megapixel user-facing sensor for video calls and a 2,500 mAh battery.
The AnTuTu Benchmark data base also hosts the benchmark scores of the alleged HTC DLX, a device that scored around 11,000 points, compared to 12,000 points of Samsung Galaxy S3.
We don’t know yet what’s the DXL’s position in HTC’s line-up: will it be a marketed as phablet and aim at Galaxy Note 2, or as a ubersmartphone and fight against Samsung Galaxy S3 or LG Optimus G.
In fact we don’t even care too much. All we hope is that HTC will launch the DXL as soon as possible (for their own good) and that it will be a terminal that will deliver a flawless and smooth Android experience. HTC DXL might be the breath of fresh air the Taiwan-based company so desperately needs.
HTC was one of the early adopters of Google’s mobile operating system, Android. Compared to other phone makers, HTC’s proprietary UI was smoother and brought a better experience, but somehow the Taiwanese failed to transform their smartphones into real sale hits.
Why? Probably because they didn’t know how to sell their products. Apple proved us all that you can’t persuade the customers to buy your products just because of its hardware specifications, especially when your rivals have similar technical specs, but it seems that HTC haven’t figured this out yet. Hopefully the Taiwanese will manage to somehow get out of the mess they are into for the time being.