If there was any lingering doubt about what HTC would be doing next, it has evaporated with the latest round of photos leaked on the internet showing its 5-inch HD monster, the HTC Deluxe.
Ee may need to add a few letters to that moniker, though, according to a source for GSMArena, who believes that the name we will see it go by is the HTC Deluxe DLX. My English teacher would have called that a tautology, but since Apple convinced the entire world to start capitalising the second letter in nouns, it's anything goes in smartphone naming conventions.
The rumour is that the Deluxe DLX is the international version of the HTC Butterfly J for the Japanese market, which hit stores sporting a 5-inch 1080p resolution screen, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. It also has an 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of storage. The US variant, the Droid DNA, also comes with long-term evolution (LTE) networking compatible with the Verizon 4G network.
With all of this screen and power, the big question will be about whether HTC has resolved the battery-life concerns that many had with this year's One Series. If you're keen to see more of the HTC Deluxe, your best bet will be to follow the news in February next year, when the mobile world converges on Barcelona in Spain for the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) expo.