A pair of images surfaced over the Labor Day weekend that could prove to be the first glimpse of HTC's rumored 5-inch Android smartphone. The Chinese forum on which these shots made their debut has since removed the pics, but not before The Verge caught wind.
The two photos show a svelte, black HTC device trimmed in red with the Beats Audio logo visible on its rear. Looking decidedly Verizon-esque, the phone calls to mind the Droid Incredible series from the past few years.
It's still unclear if this may ultimately be the rumored model that will boast a 1,920x1,080-pixel HD display. Android faithful might recall hearing back in April that HTC plans on bringing a 5-inch experience to Verizon this fall. Additional tidbits that have trickled out include the possibility of an HTC 6435LVW running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz processor and Adreno 320 GPU.
If this phone's specifications prove legit, it could really be the model HTC needs to gain back momentum in the Android space. If marketed properly and priced right, Verizon could even have another flagship device on its hands. Here's to hoping the carrier puts a little more effort behind HTC this go-round.