It seems HTC is working on its own 5-inch Galaxy Note competitor that has recently been dubbed the HTC One X 5. We’ve seen a number of rumors surrounding the device throughout the course of this month, one of which claimed the device will get an official unveiling in “the coming months.”
However, the handset may not be announced by HTC. You see, according to GSMArena, the device could actually be called the Google Nexus 5 — a successor to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus:
According to a tip we received, the device to replace it might be the oft rumored HTC 5″ phablet, known as Droid Incredible X or One X 5. There’s no way to confirm the validity of the tip so take it with a pinch of salt, but it certainly sounds plausible.
According to the tipster, the device will run Android 4.1.2 — a brand new Jelly Bean release — which will bring bug fixes, Project Butter improvements, extra lock screen functionality, and “other minor tweaks.”
As for hardware, the Nexus 5 is expected to pack a 1080p display, and a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset — similar to that which is packed into the new LG Optimus G. It may also feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, LTE connectivity, up to 64GB of internal storage, and a 2,500 mAh battery.
Our tipster tells us this info comes from a very reliable source within HTC but, once again, there’s no way of confirming its legitimacy.
While this is only a rumor that could turn out to be false, there’s no denying it’s exciting stuff.