An official snap of the HTC Runnymede has surfaced online, giving us our first proper look at the phone-maker’s next Android challenger.
Unearthed by Pocket Now, the handset appears to have taken at least some of its design cues from the Windows Mango powered HTC Titan, with what appears to be an aluminium unibody frame and contoured edges very much in evidence.
Like the handset leading HTC’s Windows Mango charge, the Runnymede rocks a whopping 4.7-inch screen – the largest yet on an HTC phone – and features music smarts courtesy of Hip Hop auteur Dre Dre’s headphones company Beats by Dre. That equates to SRS Surround sound, dual microphones and Beats cans that come bundled for free with the handset.
Elsewhere, it’s home to an eight-megapixel snapper with dual LED flash, a secondary 1.3-megapixel snapper and features version 2.3.4 of Android Gingerbread out of the box with Sense 3.0 over the top.
Impressive, no? Agreed. But we’re deducting points for the very 2010 1.5GHz single core processor that’s reputed to be on board. Given that everything else about this phone screams top of the range, why saddle it with processing brawn you’d expect to find a mid-priced kit these days?
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