Sep 15 AT 3:29 PM Nick Gray 57 Comments

5-inch HTC DIx to feature 480ppi display, quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and rear-facing notification LED

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We’ve managed to get our hands on some new details regarding the Verizon-bound 5-inch HTC phone. According to our source, the device will most likely feature DROID branding and is currently known as the HTC DIx (HTC DROID Incredible X). The external hardware of the DIx matches up with the mysterious black HTC device that we confirmed to have a 5-inch display. The source claims the HTC DIx features a secondary LED notification light.

Powering the HTC DIx is a quad-core Snapdragon S4 chip paired with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The battery capacity is still unknown, but the source was able to confirm that the 1080p 5-inch display features a mind-bending pixel density of 480ppi. Features not present on the HTC DIx include expandable memory, removable battery and active pen support.

Some of the new details revealed don’t line up perfectly with what we’ve seen in the past. Originally, benchmark scores revealed that the HTC 6435LVW was powered by a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor while the 5-inch 1794 x 1080 display featured a much lower 418ppi.

We’re hoping any spec confusion will be put to rest at HTC’s upcoming press event next week.

Source: HTC Source

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • gperiotto

    I’m hoping the UK gets something similar to this as its time to upgrade from my desire hd.

  • redraider133

    Put a big battery in it HTC and you could have a real winner on your hands, but if the battery lasts like the thunderbolt it will fail. This phone looks awesome though can’t wait to see how it performs in real world tests.

  • Rorschach

    Dear God Verizon, you better have this. You forewent the One X and I hated you for that, but if you forgo this I will be royally pissed.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      My source has confirmed that this device is 100% Verizon. While a GSM variant is inevitable, all the leaks suggest Verizon is the only one getting this for now.

      • nobara

        How about an international version? Any news on that?

      • Tony

        Well I sure hope Verizon gets it, I hope it’s running JB, and has a massive battery. It must also be dev friendly, at least in my eyes, or it won’t be worthy of anything. Any word on GPU? Adreno 320?

  • DroidRocka

    I need this phone in my life

  • masterpfa

    If no SD support HTC would be advised to supply with 32Gb, 2 Gb RAM sand a large capacity battery, otherwise it will be starting on a back foot, especially when compared to what Samsung have already announced in the Note II

    • NeoJesus

      1.5GB of RAM means it’s already behind before it’s even released. Nexus 3 in Dec will set the standard for phones to be 2GB RAM for 2013.

      • Paul Atreides

        My Samsung GS3 already has 2GB RAM, the bar has already been set.

        • cb2000a

          Yeah I kind of looked twice at the 1.5 number. Why not 2? Nice display though…

  • Ironzey Lewis

    Wow that is awesome!
    5 inch screen, Yes please!
    LED notification, Yes please!
    HTC build quality, Yes please!
    Verizon, No thanks, I’ll pass.

    Too bad it’ll be ruined by Verizon.

  • ericl5112

    This is THE phone to stop me from getting the GNote 2. Make it good, and make it GSM. Don’t give us another Rezound, which is only available on Verizon, and not even unlocked GSM.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I’m with you on that one. I wish it had active pen support, but I think I’m ready for a 5-inch GSM device.

  • Fernando

    Another device that will fail from HTC. No SD card support is the nail in the coffin.

    • Hom0ncruse

      I agree, Fernando. Final nail in the coffin for HTC

  • AceoStar

    Hellooooo Nurse! I can’t imagine caring about lack of SD coming off my Galaxy Nexus without it. I’m certainly not the avg user, but I use tons of apps (and remove them) and have never even come close to 1/4th of my on board storage. Back LED notification is slick.

  • Dr.Carpy

    Once again Nick Kudos for hard work and getting a scoop for us who can’t get enough phone talk! I only hope that user Greg stops in to apologize. I’m sure at some point we’re all busy, but being rude too the bloggers here is terrible form. Sure one can disagree, but there’s a level of decorum that should be expected by everyone who uses this site. AHH! With that said that’s a ridiculous sounding phone! Will it still have Beats Audio? Can’t wait for a formal announcement!

    • Dr.Carpy

      At 480, it will destroy the new Oppo Phone, as well as everything else on the market! Lord, Make this a Nexus! Then no carrier can screw this up!

      • inviolable

        I know you’re talking about the iPhone but what exactly does Oppo phone mean?

  • ZR0ExX

    The chances this will come to Sprint is slim but i can hope right? I like the Phablet idea but i hate Samsung.

  • jamal adam

    Goodness, what’s up with all this exclusive stuff HTC? You’re killing me. You make wonderful smartphones and the least you can do is bring it to the major carriers. This phone looks to be in a league of it’s own especially when you look at the screen.

    • ari-free

      Exclusive means good luck with getting updates!

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      We don’t know if this will be an exclusive or not. HTC could have a GSM variant in the works for Europe which would work on T-Mobile and AT&T here in the U.S.

      • jamal adam

        Hopefully they do have a GSM version that supports T-Mobile’s network.

  • Ardrid

    Dear God, what an absolute monster. I’ve gotta do the math to figure out what resolution would result in an absolutely insane density of 480ppi. HTC should call it Super Retina just for shits and giggles.

  • ppeklak

    1.5 GB RAM? Why not 2 lol

    • jamal adam

      This part doesn’t make sense at all. It’s not like it’s gonna cost them an arm and a leg to add the .5GB to make 2GB.

  • CTown

    Make a LTE version that works on AWS frequencies and sell it on Google Play!

  • Ardrid

    Assuming the story is accurate, a 1080p display on a 5″ device, netting a pixel density of 480ppi, would result in a resolution of 2143×1080, and an aspect ratio of almost 2:1 (1.98:1 to be exact). The numbers are a bit odd but hell if they’re not insane as well.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Yeah, the ppi numbers may be off a bit since not all system apps report ppi correctly.

    • Himmat Singh.

      You know, a 1920×1200 resolution (like those tablets by Asus and Acer) is also considered a 1080p display.

      • Sim

        No, a 1920×1200 resolution is 1200p, if they can downscale it to 1080p that’s fine, but it still not a 1080p display.

  • SGB101

    Why am I such a hypocrite? I don’t like my Onex because I find 4.8 to large , but at 450ppi I’m so want this.

    Dam you HTC DAM YOU…..

  • SGB101

    ^480

  • Shawn Clark

    hopefully Sprint can get something like that

  • redmouseball

    So, how many DIx can you fit in your pocket?

    • msgnyc

      “Is that your Dix in your pocket or you just happy to see me?”
      ….theirs a difference? ;)

  • Elena 1986

    No thanks, i rather take the 4 inches iPhone 5….iPhone 5 is also more sophisticated and more successful. Nobody wants aforeign phone when he can purchase the american idol phone!

    • pjamies

      Hey troll, the apple website is: apple.com
      and how do you know that it is more sophisticated and more successful ?
      It’s not even out yet!! Dumb Ass …
      apples for brains !!

    • SGB101

      It’s Chinese you nob

    • stevemeeve

      Apple is for technologically chanllenged morons. Keep your littel 4″ phone and you messy icons all over your homescreen lol. And have fun with the only new phone that isn’t even 720p LMMFGDAO!
      Oh and Apples market share is 25% and Android is 65%, Have fun with that phone for 12 year old girls rofl.

  • timthedon

    what if the name really is dix? or spelled like di€k$

    • influenza flatulenza

      dix is the cdma version, while cunntz is the gsm version

  • ronturon

    An Oppo Find contender.

  • Raptor

    Something is telling me that Nick had F in math

  • msgnyc

    Name MUST be changed….
    “Ohhh what phone is that?”
    “You like? Its my new HTC Dicks…..”
    Seriously? DIX? Someone at htc needs to be slapped for that.. o_O?

    • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

      They need to be…

      DIx slapped.

      OH YEAHHHHHHH!

  • Nathan D.

    That phone is ridiculous, if they put a big battery and 32gb of storage it will be a real winner. If there is a gms unlock version I would buy it in an instant.

  • derek

    480ppi that’s just crazy!!! I have a Rezound and it has 342ppi and its impossible to see pixels on it. I cant even imagine what 480ppi is like!

  • Raptor

    crazy, crazy, what crazy? u r crazy. Each future 4k TV will have perceived 600ppi at SMPTE recommended viewing distance.

  • Lavinia

    !Wish they would tell us about the camera. I use mine for work constantly and the pics would look great on that screen

  • orangestrat

    Dammit. 1080p is barely happening on tablets. I’m all for progress but am I the only one who thinks 1080p can wait a little while on phones?

    • Raptor

      No, you are not alone, this site by 99.99% consists of technical illiterates like you starting with the owners who can not make Edit button for 2-3 years

  • niaz

    Hi

  • influenza flatulenza

    They should make the black phones larger imho

  • kwills88

    i laughed way too hard at this lol.