It was only a matter of time until HTC moved in on the ‘phablet’ market and it looks like that time will be soon. The DIx, AKA the HTC One X 5, is a 5 inch smartphone/tablet hybrid reportedly set to launch sometime this year in hopes to contend with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, as well as the somewhat less-popular LG Optimus VU.
Right now not too much about the HTC One X 5 is known, except that it will have a 5 inch screen, of course. But as usual that won’t stop us from spouting out a few predictions.
- Quad-core CPU. Word on the web is that it will be a quad-core 1.5GHz snapdragon S4, but we won’t get that specific
- 720p display or higher. We don’t think it will go anywhere near 1080p, but even the original Galaxy Note boasted a resolution of 800×1280; slightly larger than the 720×1280 of standard 720p
- 8MP camera
- Either 16, 32 or 64GB of memory. This one is tough to call, but we do think there will be a MicroSD slot for expanding on-board storage
- 1GB RAM
- Front-facing camera of between 1.5MP and 2MP
- No Stylus/S-Pen functionality. This one that we’re going out on a limb over, but we’re going to say that HTC is going to play it safe with this one and not risk a court battle with Samsung just yet. It’s probably not worth HTC’s while to muscle in on Samsung’s racket before it’s become apparent if there’s any profit to be made
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
That’s it for now in terms of predictions. There’s nothing particularly ground-breaking there, but that’s because we’re not expecting anything like that from HTC on this one. Even a screen size of 5 inches isn’t particularly noteworthy these days, as the Galaxy S3 already has a screen size of 4.8 inches and the HTC One X of 4.7; both of which are considered as smartphones and not ‘phablets’.