HTC One X 5

At the beginning of the week Android Authority reported on what was supposedly a leaked image of an HTC phablet.

The leaked image called the phone the HTC One X 5. Shortly after the leak, it became known that this was nothing more than a concept image by Flickr user Danny Tu. That’s the end of the HTC One X 5 rumor, right? Not exactly.

According to Pocket-Lint, they have now received word that the image was in fact the real deal. Could Pocket-Lint be wrong? There are certainly suspicious parts to this photo, like the fact that Android Market is on the phone’s front.  Any current Android user will know that Android Market has since been changed its name to Google Play.

There have been leaked pictures in the past of a HTC phablet that falls in line with this rendering, though. It’s possible that the name One X5 is in fact real, even if this photo was potentially altered or isn’t a real press image. Perhaps the image was leaked to Flickr to get the Android community talking about the idea of an HTC phablet? With the fiscal problems HTC is facing, the company could use all the positive buzz it can get, after all.

Prior rumors surrounding an HTC phablet suggested that the phone will have Beats Audio, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 1920×1080 pixel resolution.

What do you think? Is this the real deal, despite the visual cues and speculation that stands against it? If it is legit, does the HTC One X look appealing to you?