HTC Runnymede unveiled: giant 4.7-inch screen, Beats Audio, and impressive camera
We’ve just laid our hands on some details of a high-end HTC Android device codenamed HTC Runnymede. We first heard word of the Runnymede a few weeks ago when pictures that were taken by the device surfaced on a photo sharing site. This device will be one of the first few devices to be affected by the HTC and Beats Audio partnership.
The Runnymede spots a 4.7-inch display with 480×800 resolution, a 1.5GHz single-core MSM825 processor, 16 GB of onboard storage, 768MB of RAM, a 8 megapixel camera(dual flash) in the rear with 720p HD recording, and a 1.3 megapixel camera in the front. This device will run on Gingerbread 2.3.4 with HTC Sense 3.5. This phone also comes packed with a pair of Beats headphones.
This device does not have stand out specs when it comes to processor, screen resolution, RAM and video camera quality, but this device is unique with camera and sound quality. The camera spots a backlit sensor plus 28mm wide-angle lens and a large focal ratio of f/2.2. The video camera is said to be able to record footage at 60 frames-per-second, which is more than double that of competing devices. Thanks to Beats Audio, this device features a sound system which includes SRS Surround, dual microphones, and the ability to recognize when Beats headphones are plugged in.
The HTC Runneymede is expected to be available this holiday season, although we do not have any information on pricing, carriers, or an exact date yet. This device will most likely launch within the same time frame as the HTC Eternity, a 4.7-inch handset with Windows Phone 7. We will keep you updated on the Runneymede as more info becomes available.