Sep 17 AT 3:45 PM Nick Gray 19 Comments

Update: HTC One X 5 poses for official press shot – GSM variant of HTC’s phablet in the works?


Looking for more evidence that HTC will unveil its 5-inch phone at this week’s press event? An official press shot and a name may just do the trick. The image above shows a device named the HTC One X 5 which looks identical to the blurry-cam pictures we’ve already seen. The device looks very similar to the HTC DIx (HTC DROID Incredible X) which is heading to Verizon.

One other notable feature shown in the image is the size of the bezel around the 5-inch display. I originally noticed its thinness when working to confirm the size of the display last week, but the new image makes it a lot more obvious. Compared to the HTC One X, the bezel around the screen on the new HTC One X 5 is about half the size.

The naming discrepancy should really be an issue. HTC will most likely be using the HTC One X 5 name for its GSM version while allowing Verizon to contaminate the branding of its flagship devices. We doubt AT&T and T-Mobile are planning to carry the HTC One X 5 since both carriers have been fiddling with the HTC One X+. We’ll just have to wait until HTC’s press event on Wednesday to see if all the rumors are confirmed and what devices will be offered by your favorite service providers.

Update: based on some new information, it appears is though we’ve been dooped. As Alex has pointed out in the comments, the image is a design concept by Dannix which was originally posted to flickr. Closer examination of the image shows that the screen on the image has been lifter from a press shot of the HTC One X from when it was unveiled in Barcelona in late February.

Via: Engadget

Source: Seina Weibo

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Alex

    Clearly fake

    Also, look at the Android market sign. Google Play or android 2.3 market? Poor reporting.

    • Nick Gray

      Thanks for the link. I’ve posted an update to the story. Seems the screen used to create the concept phone was pulled directly from the press shots of the HTC One X from this past February.

      • Alex

        That’s alright. It does look mighty sexy and it’s a shame it isn’t real to be honest.

        • Nick Gray

          One of my sources who has used the 5-inch HTC phone says that the design here is very close to the final product. the main difference is the lack of notification LED on the back and the speaker grill which is closer to the top of the phone.

          • Alex

            Hopefully HTC stick a Razr Maxx style 3300Mah battery in there. If Moto can do it on a 4.3″ phone, HTC can certainly do it in a 5″ phone.

  • Dr. Brainfart

    One X 5 equals 5


    PROBLEM SOLVED!! If Tmobile doesnt get the HTC One X+, I will get the GSM version of this.

    • Bpear96

      If it has T-Mobile bands.. (Both GSM One X and One XL dont)

      • Galen20K

        they both have T-Mobile’s refarmed bands tho, so we could use them both and more very soon. – )


          Thank you, sir

  • kazahani

    Too bad it’s fake. That looks sexy.

  • Nate B.

    I’m pretty sure it’ll look something like this

  • ZR0ExX

    No they didn’t drop beats.

  • The_Diz

    Please stop saying “Phablet”!

  • Tangent

    Who duped you into spelling it “dooped”? ;-) It was Zapp Brannigan wasn’t it? :-P

  • Nathan D.

    That sucks, but still out there some where, it just a matter of time.

  • stephon

    is this phone coming to boost