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HTC May Fire Back At Rivals With A 5-Inch Smartphone (The “One X 5?”) Of Its Own

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Samsung and LG have already crossed the 5-inch smartphone screen barrier, and now it seems that HTC is planning to make a similar leap any day now. The folks at Engadget happened upon what appears to be an early press render of a hefty new HTC handheld — supposedly dubbed the HTC One X 5 because of its sizable screen — on Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo.

But what’s that you say? The device in question looks a little familiar?

That’s not entirely a surprise. A leaked spy shot (see below) of an unknown HTC phone started making the rounds recently, and the color scheme, button layout, and placement of the front-facing camera seem to indicate that these two devices are indeed one and the same. Should that be the case, then the One X 5 may well sport a Snapdragon S4 chipset, 1.5GB of RAM, and a 1080p display, though some of the specifics don’t quite add up. HTCSource’s insider claims that the device’s display has a whopping 480 ppi pixel density — a number that doesn’t really make sense since a 5-inch screen running at 1080p should top out at 440ppi or so — but I’m willing to chalk that up as a minor goof.

The red-and-black trim also seems to point to a future on Verizon Wireless (where it could sport the Droid Incredible X moniker), but that’s not exactly a lock. Remember the similar-looking HTC Sensation XE? (Please tell me I’m not the only one.) Still, the fact that the benchmarks of a similarly-spec’d device (and clearly Verizon-bound) HTC phone first appeared online earlier this summer could mean that the One X 5 may soon appear on domestic store shelves, albeit possibly without a stylus in tow.

There’s little question that HTC has something up its proverbial sleeve, but when will it finally see the light of day? It could be awfully soon — HTC does have a big press event on the books this week — but I wouldn’t hold my breath just yet. The prevailing theory is that the Taiwanese OEM will instead unveil its new Windows Phone 8 devices, though I don’t think any of us would mind being surprised by a top-tier Android device once the event is under way.


HTC May Fire Back At Rivals With A 5-Inch Smartphone (The “One X 5?”) Of Its Own

At Last: HTC’s One V Is Now Available At Virgin Mobile For $199

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It’s bigger brothers have long since made their debut in the U.S., and now the smallest member of HTC’s One series is joining them. HTC’s pint-sized (relatively speaking) One V is now available for all you no-contract types on Virgin Mobile’s website, where it’ll set you back a cool $199.

In case you’ve forgotten about the ICS-powered One V (I don’t know that I can blame you), it sports a 3.7-inch display running at 800 x 480, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, 512 MB of RAM, and a 5-megapixel camera around the back. What’s more, the stock Ice Cream Sandwich UI is still covered up by HTC’s Sense 4.0 overlay, though I expect Virgin to have tweaked it a bit before letting the One V out into the wild.

Oh, and unlike the rest of its brethren, it retains the handsome, Leno-esque chin as seen in its forebears.

Alright, fine, the One V’s spec sheet may not be the most thrilling — even compared to some of the other devices in Virgin’s lineup — but it’s still a damn sight cheaper than the pair of iPhones that will soon hit the carrier’s virtual shelves. And hey, it’s always nice when a family manages to reunite in a different country, right?


At Last: HTC’s One V Is Now Available At Virgin Mobile For $199

AT&T Bucks The Chromatic Trend With An Exclusive Red Galaxy S III Coming This Summer

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Nearly every U.S. wireless carrier that will stock Samsung’s much-anticipated Galaxy S III laid out their intentions this morning, but some were more forthcoming than others. While Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular offered up expected launch windows and prices, AT&T spent the day keeping to themselves.

Well, until now that is. The news AT&T released is very similar to everyone else’s — pre-orders will begin on June 6, the 16GB model will cost $199 — except for one major difference. AT&T will be getting an exclusive red version of the Galaxy S III later this summer.

Sadly, no images of the red Galaxy S III have trickled out yet, so you’ll have to make do with this quick mock-up.

It’s admittedly sort of a minor thing to get worked up over, but when most of your morning was spent reading and writing about the same blue and white phones, a little splash of color helps lift the spirits. Meanwhile, the rest of the Galaxy S III’s guts will be the same as those seen in the other carrier variants — think the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and that handsome 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display.

Strangely enough, their release makes no mention of a 32GB model. Instead it makes reference to a peculiar promotion in which users can buy a 16GB microSD on the cheap, which makes me wonder if AT&T had to strike some strange deal in order to make their exclusive color a reality.


AT&T Bucks The Chromatic Trend With An Exclusive Red Galaxy S III Coming This Summer

Galaxy S III Reportedly Revealed In Vietnamese Hands-On Video

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With only a few weeks left to go until Samsung’s big London reveal, the leaks are just flying out of the woodwork now. If that recent Brazilian leak didn’t quite fill you with much confidence, this one just may — the team at Tinhte.vn recently posted an extensive hands-on with what claims to be the Samsung i9300, perhaps better known as the Galaxy S III.

I know, I know, we’ve seen scores of leaks up to this point, but it’s worth pointing out that Tinhte has an impressive track record. They went hands-on with the new iPad before just about anyone else, not to mention scoring early images of the iPhone 4 and Samsung’s 10-inch Galaxy Tab over the years.

Anyway. The i9300 — which BGR claims is the correct model number next big Galaxy phone — features a 4.6-inch 720p AMOLED display on the front, and an 8-megapixel camera pod around back. If the body looks a little strange (not to mention different from that other recent leak), The Verge reports that the device in question is wrapped in a dummy shell so as to keep the device’s true visage from showing through.

Inside that ersatz shell is a 1.4GHz quad-core chipset, and thanks to a quick look at the device’s System Information screen, it indeed appears to one of Samsung’s Exynos 4×12 series systems-on-a-chip. The device also sports 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, support for NFC, and the usual microSD card slot. The specs that Team Tinhte spell out are a bit more realistic rumor mill has circulated recently, and lends a bit of credence to the notion that the GSIII is more of an incremental update than a full-blown revolution.

At this point, there’s no way to be sure that this device is indeed the Galaxy S III (or whatever Samsung ends up calling it), but the fact that Tinhte has since yanked their post entirely fills me with a glimmer of hope. Fortunately, a copy of the video has made its way to YouTube with English subtitles, which I’ve included below.







Galaxy S III Reportedly Revealed In Vietnamese Hands-On Video

HTC’s Entry-Level Golf Smartphone Spotted In Leaked Press Image

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HTC’s high-end efforts have garnered plenty of love lately (and rightfully so, I think), but devices like the once-mysterious HTC Golf prove that the company isn’t through churning out lower-tier handsets.

The Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Golf’s existence was first revealed a few months ago when a not-terribly-great picture taken with its five-megapixel rear camera started making the rounds, but no one had any idea what the actual device would look like. Naturally, Team PocketNow did their thing and managed to get their hands on what they claim is the first press image of the device.

Despite being a lower-end device, the Golf — which may soon be renamed the Wildfire C — seems to retain some of the design DNA seen in its flashier One series brothers, with a white frame that’s quite reminiscent of the top-tier One X. While it certainly seems handsome enough on the outside, the internals may leave a little to be desired — PocketNow’s sources reaffirm earlier claims that the Golf will ship with a single core processor clocked under 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.

Like many of HTC’s recent handsets, the Golf will also come equipped with the Beats Audio profile though at this point the special headphones are probably out of the question. As an Ice Cream Sandwich device running HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI though, the little guy is also privy to a few special treats, namely the 25GB of free Dropbox storage.

The spec sheet is decidedly of last year’s vintage, but HTC is playing it smart with this little guy. As the HTC buffs among you may know, the company announced their intention to focus on “hero” devices this year, and Golf/Wildfire C is poised to be a worthy successor to HTC’s popular line of low-cost, low-spec Wildfire handsets.


HTC’s Entry-Level Golf Smartphone Spotted In Leaked Press Image