There’s no escape… supersized smartphones are here to stay. Following the lead set by HTC’s (2498DROID DNASamsung (005930), Sony Mobile (SNY), LG (066570), Huawei and ZTE are all set to launch new Full HD Android-powered smartphones in the first half of 2013, according to a new report. Digitimes on Thursday cited multiple unnamed industry sources when making the claim, and the site says each new handset will feature a 5-inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution just like HTC’s latest DROID phone. Samsung and LG will use in-house panels according to the report, while Sony will use display panels from its joint venture JDI.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.