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HTC could launch 5-inch phone at September 19 event

Two weeks from now, HTC could unveil an Android smartphone with a 5-inch screen.

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September 19 could be the day that HTC answers the Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 with a 5-inch supersize smartphone of its own.

Rumors point to a 1,920x1,080-pixel "true" HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and an Adreno 320 GPU.

We can also bet that the next smartphone up HTC's sleeve will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with an HTC Sense 4.0 overlay, work with Beats Audio enhancements, and pack in a lightning-fast 8-megapixel camera with oodles of editing goodies.

Another option is that HTC will introduce its newest Windows Phone 8 device, which would answer Samsung's Ativ S smartphone and even beat Samsung to the U.S. with a Windows 8 phone.

The event will take place in New York City at 11 a.m. ET. You'd better believe that CNET will be on-hand with news, hands-on impressions, and analysis, so stay tuned!

Could this "Incredible"-looking 5-inch phone help rescue an ailing HTC? Click to enlarge. PhoneHK