Bigger is better. That’s one of the directions Android smartphones seem to be moving nowadays, with Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony all pushing for 5-inch “phablets” and above to become the norm. And while most people seem to like them, Apple and Microsoft are holding back and focusing on portability instead.
Apple doesn’t seem very keen to go over the 4-inch diagonal of the iPhone 5, while the largest Windows Phone device is and might well be for a while the 4.5-inch Nokia Lumia 920. And that’s despite rumors from the past that said HTC is prepping a 4.7-inch “Zenith” handheld.
But why is HTC employing one strategy in the Android universe and another when it comes to Windows phones? Well, it’s actually not the company’s choice, according to Bloomberg. Instead, it’s all on WP8, whose support only extends to displays with resolutions of up to 1,280 x 720 or 1,280 x 768 pixels. So, if HTC were to come out with a 4.7 or 5-inch WP8 device, its pixel density would be contained and the image quality would significantly drop.
Sounds legit, so, even if it’s a rumor, we’ll take it for granted – for now.