As it stands, the Nokia Lumia 920 is the largest Windows Phone 8 device with a display of 4.5”. HTC’s Windows Phone 8X on the other hand is slightly smaller at 4.3”, and if you were hoping that HTC would give its Windows Phone handsets the phablet treatment like the DROID DNA, you will be disappointed. According to a source reportedly familiar on the matter, it seems that HTC has scrapped their plans for a Windows Phone device with a large display. The reason is due to the Windows Phone operating system which only supports display resolutions up to 1280×720 and 1280×768, while Android on the other hand allows display resolutions up to 1920×1080.

Since the resolution does not go as high as Android does, this means that a larger display would mean a reduction in PPI, resulting in a display that might not be as sharp. Some of you guys might recall a while back that according to insider information, HTC had a certain “Zenith” device on its road map which was said to sport a 4.7” 720p display. However so far none of HTC’s Windows Phone releases have displays of that size, suggesting that the scrapping could be true after all. Either way hopefully the next build of Windows Phone will raise the allowed resolution, but for now what do you guys think? Would you prefer a larger display at the expense of PPI?

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