Could HTC be working on a 5-inch phablet?
If you thought the 4.7-inch screen that graces the HTC One X and the EVO 4G LTE was big, get a load of this: according to those mysterious “industry sources,” HTC is planning on releasing a phone/tablet hybrid with a 5-inch display and a resolution of 1794×1080 pixels in the September-October timeframe.
Samsung, of course, has dominated the phablet market so far with its 5.3-inch Galaxy Note, and a slightly larger 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II is expected to be released later this month. LG and Pantech have both released similarly-sized devices, so it’s certainly about time that HTC release such a device, as well.
The question remains, however: is this too little, too late? Is a 5-inch phablet big enough, or should HTC consider upping the screen size to 5.5-inches? How big is too big? How small is too small for a phablet? And, perhaps most importantly, will HTC get over itself and just bundle the HTC Scribe stylus with the device, rather than charging an outrageous $70 extra, like it tried to do with the EVO View 4G?
Personally, I think my EVO 4G LTE is the perfect size, and I’m not sure I’d necessarily want to carry around something as big as the Galaxy Note everywhere I go. On the other hand, when considering what the next EVO might look like, I think it’s very probable that HTC will go with a larger screen. Sprint and HTC already tried 3D technology, and they decided to scrap that for the foreseeable future. So, other than more memory and faster processors, it seems that screen size is one of the last areas that HTC can continue to improve.
But what do you think? Would you be interested in an even bigger EVO or One X, or are these phones big enough already?[DigiTimes]