Acer rumored to be releasing 5-inch device on AT&T

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Acer has announced a new 5-inch phone for AT&T — although most of the specs (internals) are expected to be midrange, it still features a full-HD display.

The device will also have an 8MP sensor for its main camera on the back.

We don’t have any pictures or pricing for the device, but it should be pretty inexpensive. Expect more information when AT&T makes the phone official, most likely in the coming weeks.

Keep in mind that this is a pretty rare appearance by Acer on North American shores, as the company has focused mainly on European and Asian markets in the past. This could be Acer testing the waters for perhaps something bigger to come, or it could be simply nothing at all. Stay tuned.

Source: @evleaks

Lenovo moves into the 1080p party with a 5-inch, dual-sim superphone

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It looks like the era of 720p smartphone screens may already be behind us as manufacturers like Sharp, HTC, Oppo and others usher in a new era of 1080p displays for the next batch of superphones. My how technology advances!

According to Engadget, Lenovo has decided to join the 1080p party with a 5-inch, dual-sim superphone that runs on China Telecom’s CDMA2000 network and China Mobile’s 2G network simultaniously. Screenshots of the phone that were posted to Sina Weibo earlier in the week (but since taken down) seem to indicate that Lenovo’s offering will come with a slightly skinned version of Android (probably of the 4.0 kind). According to the source, the phone has been in testing for quite some time and could be set for release any day now.

1080p screens should have Android fans everywhere salivating, as even our own Robert Nazarian claimed that it’s truly a sight to behold. Now if we can only come up with the battery technology to feed those power-hungry beasts.

Anyone planning on getting a 1080p phone next year? Do you think 1080 pixels is overkill?

Source: Engadget

HTC DLX Renders Surfaces, Gives Clear Indication 5-Inch Device Is Headed To Asia

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While we just about know everything we need to know about HTC’s upcoming beast here in the States, it seems there will be some slight differences in the overseas’ variant of the device. According to various reports, new renders have surfaced highlighting HTC’s new 5-inch device will is likely to be identified as the DLX in Asia, likely based off the HTC J Butterfly in Japan, as opposed to retaining the DROID DNA seen here in America. As seen in the photo above, it seems as if the render matches up quite nicely with what we’ve already seen— so this tidbit of news indicates the DLX is possibly be the real deal. The render leaks also highlight some good news for those of you in the Asian markets–  the HTC DLX is expected to debut in  China on December 6th and later on in Taiwan on December 10th in white, black and brown color variations.

Ladies and gents, let the salivating of this device commence!

source: Phone Arena

LG Set To Introduce A 5-Inch Display With 1080p HD Res And 440ppi Pixel Density

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LG is all geared up to make their mark in the display department with the recent announcement of a new 1080p HD mobile display.  And though Toshiba holds the top spot for a highest pixel density on a mobile device, LG’s new display boasts a decent 440ppi.  With a 16:9 aspect ratio, the design was clearly made with HD on the brain.  The display itself will house a new variant of IPS, called Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS).  The new version of IPS is supposed to provide wider viewing angles and faster response times.  In addition, one can expect an increase in brightness efficiency.  Availability for the new tech is reported to be around the second half of this year on a 5-inch display and looks to completely crush the competition, which are Retina displays.  Check out the full presser after the break for more details.

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Samsung Releases Smaller Galaxy Player 3.6 in South Korea

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Fresh off the September announced and released Galaxy Player, Samsung announced that they will be launching a smaller version of their Android toting media device. This will be sold along with already announced 4-inch and 5-inch models. This one, dubbed Galaxy Player 3.6 (YP-GS1) will be released in South Korea and has the following specs: » Read the rest

10.1-inch Dell Streak Pro smiles for the camera

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Dell looks to be slowly moving up the ladder of screen sizes. First, it was the 5-inch Dell Streak (recently pulled), then the 7-inch, and now the rumored 10-inch Dell Streak Pro smiles for the camera with the little guys.

The Dell Streak Pro will be Dell’s first Honeycomb tablet and will sport a 10.1-inch (1280 X 800) screen, a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, 1GB Ram, and dual cameras.

You can find one in China starting this week, but we are not sure when it will land in other markets.

[via phandroid]

Acer planning to launch 3 tablets in 5, 7, and 10 inch sizes

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Acer is looking to join the growing Android tablet market with 3 new devices coming in the first quarter of 2011.  They are expected to run on Android 3.0 and will be available in 5-inch, 7-inch, and 10-inch screen sizes with their 5-inch panel targeted towards the market between smartphone and tablet PC.  I wasn’t even sure that existed, but I guess the Dell Streak won’t be so lonely in the 5″ screen market anymore.

Processor specifics are still undecided as Acer is still on the fence about using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, or Nvidia’s Tegra 2.  In the meantime, Acer plans to launch an x86 model using an Intel processor and Windows 7 to test the waters.  Acer is usually pretty good with their pricing, so expect their offerings to be enticing to the budget-orientated user.

via [digitimes]