HTC drops plans for larger display Windows Phone 8 smartphone?

HTCHTC looks to have scrapped plans to launch a Windows Phone 8 device with a larger display due to Microsoft’s display resolution rules. According to Bloomberg HTC decided that a device with a large display offering the maximum Windows Phone 8 resolution of 1280 by 768 pixels would not stand up well against competing Android devices offering resolutions as high as Full HD (1920×1080)

HTC is no stranger to large display high resolution display devices having unveiled the Verizon DROID DNA and HTC Butterfly with 5-inch Full HD displays recently. The new Windows Phone 8 device would have been unveiled next year in a bid to compete against Samsung and its own larger display devices (such as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II).

If the report is accurate, the rumoured HTC Titan III will either come with a smaller display or may not come at all now.

HTC’s large display Windows Phone 8 device may well have been the oft-rumoured Zenith device. If so, it would have sported a 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 42Mbps HSPA+, and the same 8MP camera as the Windows Phone 8X.

HTC currently offers two Windows Phone 8 devices, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC with a 4.3-inch 720p HD super LCD 2 display and the Windows Phone 8S by HTC with a 4-inch WVGA (800×480) display.

Read more: Bloomberg