HTC Runnymede On Its Way
TAOYUAN, Taiwan – HTC is all set to reveal another high-end device soon, codenamed HTC Runnymede, and it incorporates some of the leading features in the market.
Every feature of the handset is now available, and this is the first handset that incorporates Beat audio technolgy.
The handset is advanced on both hardware and software front. It comes shipped with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, a mammoth sized screen measuring 4.7-inches with a native resolution of 480×800, under-the-hood is a 1.5GHz MSM8255 single-core processor, the camera on this device is said to be class-leading, it is a 8-megapixel snapper with dual-flash and supports HD video recording at 720p, for video-calling the device sports a 1.3-megapixel camera.
On a comparative note with other premium handsets available, the specs are not jaw-dropping but the RAM, processor speed, video-capture, and screen resolution were above par compared to the handsets available in the market. Sound quality gets a huge boost on this device as it is incorporated with Beats audio technology, SRS surround sound, dual microphones, and also recognises when it is connected to the Beats headphone.
The handsets supports speeds of upto 14.4Mbps on the HSPDA networks, SuperLCD display, Bluetooth 3.0, a dust-proof design, and it is powered by a 1600mAh battery to provide this beast with all the juice it requires. The handset is priced at £499 for the 16GB version without contract, and £530 for the 32GB version.