Samsung has seen success in the hybrid ‘phablet’ market when they launched the Galaxy Note last year, which leads us to the much-awaited launch of its successor (currently known as the Galaxy Note 2) at the end of the month. It’s not alone in the phone-tablet market though, with LG set to unveil the 5-inch Optimus Vu later this month. A third phablet might be joining them too: according to this DigiTimes report, HTC is prepping their own 5-incher for a launch around September-October.
The report was short on details, but the unnamed “industry source” did mention an interesting feature: HTC could be looking to one-up the competition by offering a 1794 x 1080 resolution on their device, which would be the first time we’re going to see a smartphone rock a true 1080p full HD screen. The full screen will pack in 1920 x 1080 pixels, although a section will be taken up by software Android buttons.
It’s said to be HTC’s flagship device for the holiday season, so expect this device to come with a premium price. In any case, we didn’t expect a smartphone with a full HD screen to come cheap anyway.