HTC is said to be dropping a large screened Windows Phone 8 device that was planned and which would have been in competition with some of the latest Android handsets, including the HTC Droid DNA. The reason why they are scrapping the device is said to be down to lack of support for high resolution screens in Windows Phone 8. However this does conflict with rumors last month that Nokia is also working on a smartphone larger than the 4.5-inch Nokia Lumia 920.
Is the 5-inch display on the HTC DROID DNA too big?
TechCrunch believes that HTC may have decided that a large screen Windows Phone 8 handset would not be able to compete with Android devices that are on the market, with similar resolution.
Coincidentally, the long rumored HTC M7 which is believed to be a successor to the HTC DROID DNA and launching in February 2013 is now believe to boast a 4.7-inch 1080p display. While other manufacturers seem to be upping the display size with each generation (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Motorola DROID RAZR HD etc.) it appears that HTC may be thinking 5-inches is too big.
If you’ve been following the rumor mill, you will be well aware that both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Yuga, speculated to be the respective manufacturer’s flagship phones for 2013, are both rumored to sport a 5-inch 1080p display. At the moment it is only HTC who has one.