HTC's recently leaked 1080p smartphone the HTC Deluxe DLX may not be headed for Europe after all.
That's according to HTC itself. Replying to a post concerning the recent HTC Deluxe (or DLX) photo leak, HTC's official German Facebook page had this to say: "The HTC Deluxe will unfortunately not come to Europe."
The pictures appeared to reveal a very similar (in fact identical) 'phablet' device with a 5-inch 1080p display. HTC released the first 1080p smartphone display when it launched the aforementioned HTC J Butterfly to a Japanese audience back in October.
If the HTC Deluxe DLX follows the previous releases of the core model, it'll pack a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM (both the same as the Google Nexus 4), as well as an 8-megapixel camera.
So, if the HTC Deluxe DLX isn't bound for Europe we're left with two questions: just where is it bound for? As mentioned by PocketNow, it could simply be another American variant meant for another network, or perhaps for the Asia-Pacific region.
Also, when will we be getting some of HTC's 1080p smartphone goodness here in Europe?
Of course, there's always the possibility that HTC Germany was being incredibly literal, and that it simply meant the HTC Deluxe name won't be coming to Europe. It wouldn't be a surprise at all if this was just a code-name - that's certainly how HTC has rolled in the past.
Hopefully all will become clear soon.