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HTC DLX 1080p smartphone pictures leak

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A selection of HTC DLX pictures have leaked online showing off the as yet unannounced Android smartphone that has been tipped to play host to a 5-inch 1080p display.

The pictures, which come from an anonymous source over at Android Central, appear to back up earlier reports that HTC is set to bring a large-screen device with a 1080p display to Western markets.

What we have is an Android smartphone with a 5-inch display, placing it firmly in Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ‘phablet’ territory. If the form factor has been seen before then the HTC DLX display’s 1080p resolution certainly hasn’t - at least not in the West.

Last week we brought you news of the HTC J Butterfly, a new phone launched exclusively in Japan. It closely resembles these recently leaked images of the HTC DLX, and sports the world’s first 1080p smartphone display.

The HTC J Butterfly is said to feature the first example of Super LCD 3 technology, which is the follow-up to the Super LCD 2 display tech that so impressed in the HTC One X.

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The specs accompanying these HTC DLX images also seem to match the HTC J Butterfly’s. There’s a quad-core processor (pretty much par for the Android course these days), 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The 8-megapixel camera would also appear to match the Japanese device.

It seems the HTC DLX will run Google's Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, along with HTC's Sense 4 UI, which we’ve seen already in the HTC One X+.

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According to the source of these images, the HTC DLX is heading to US network operator Verizon around Thanksgiving - that’s November 22, for all you non-Americans. Hopefully we’ll also be seeing the handset (or something similar) in Europe before too long.

Are you excited by the prospect of a 1080p smartphone display, or do you think that the current 720p standard still has plenty of life left in it? Let us know on the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds, or through the comments boxes below.

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