First “official” pictures of the T-Mobile G2
One of the most rumored and leaked smartphones of the past few months has to be T-Mobile’s G2, previously known by its codename HTC Vision.
The Vision turned out to be the successor to the T-Mobile G1, the first Android smartphone. In the US, that is, as in Europe and elsewhere it may turn into the HTC Desire Z, as previously rumored.
We’ve had some live pics of the G2 before, but today some photos dubbed “official” have surfaced. They don’t show anything new, but it’s good to see them leak nevertheless, since this may mean that rumored September 29th launch date is true.
The G2 will, as previously thought, have a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 3.7″ touchscreen, which surprisingly seems to be AMOLED (strange, given how HTC switched to SLCD for the Desire and Nexus One after an AMOLED shortage just a couple of months ago). This device will also be the first to take advantage of TMo’s HSPA+ network, featuring download speeds of up to 11 Mbps.
It will apparently come only in one color, the one you see in these pictures. It will sport a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, WiFi and WiFi hotspot capability, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.1 and will naturally run Android, probably version 2.2 Froyo.
There’s some confusion as to whether it will come with HTC’s Sense UI or not. Today’s leak indicates that it will, but a few days ago a Froyo build for the G2 was leaked and developers who poked around didn’t find any trace of Sense UI in it.
Perhaps that was because it was a build made very early in the development phase, or perhaps the G2 will indeed run a vanilla Android. We’ll have to wait just a bit longer to find out which is the case.