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Monday, 27 February 2012

HTC's new smartphone using the Tegra 3 chip, in fact there's three of them.

HTC have become the first to announce their new superfast phones using the Tegra 3 five core chip, clocking at 1,5megs

Below is a video of it, and the full specification.

Technical Specs


(LxWxT) 133.98 x 69.0 x 9.29 mm

126g with battery

4.7 inch Super LCD2 touch screen with HD720 resolution With 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass

CPU speed
1.5 GHz, Quad core

AndroidTM Ice Scream Sandwich with HTC SenseTM

Total storage: 32 GB
Available User storage: up to 29GB
Cloud Storage: 25GB for 2 Years from DropBox

Built-in rechargeable Li-polymer battery
Capacity: 1800 mAh


HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz - With 2100 Diversity
HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • NFC3 (Google Wallet Compatible)
  • DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
  • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high- definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)
  • 5 Pin layout Pogo Pin Connector for Audio and Charging
  • 8 megapixel camera, LED flash with 5 Power settings and object distance sensor
  • BSI sensor (for better low-light image capture)
  • f2.0 aperture to maximize light gathering in Low Light environments,
  • 28mm Wide Angle lens,
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Dedicated imaging chip for clearer, sharper shots
  • Quick access from lockscreen to activate camera instantaneously
  • Speedy shot to shot capability
  • Tracking focus with object recognition (video and camera mode) and auto burst mode
  • Always in focus thanks to Extended Depth Of Field
  • Tap to focus, tap and hold for continuous shooting up to 4 fps (frames per second)
  • Camera on video : capture quality still shots while taking video or after
  • Face and smile detection
  • Burst mode up to 5fps (frames per second) • Video stabilisation
  • High speed video capture and playback in slow motion
  • High speed video capture and playback in slow motion
  • Geo tagging
  • 1.3MP front camera
Gyro sensor G-Sensor
Digital compass Proximity sensor Ambient light sensor

Playback: .m4a, .mp3, .mid, .ogg, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
Recording: .aac, .amr
Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m4v, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9 and VC-1)
Recording: .mp4, .3gp

Sound Enhancement
Beats Audio
Dual microphones with Noise Reduction and stereo voice recording
HD voice compliant (subject to network availability)
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz & 5GHz) Wireless HDMI Capability for connecting with HTC Wireless HDMI Unit

Bluetooth® 3.0 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit

Internal GPS antenna

The one thing I am not too happy with - I am remembering the old Palm - is the fact that you can't get access to the battery. The Dropbox for two years rather than an additional storage card could prove costly for people who keep their phones longer than two years, and their choice of screen. I will still wait for the Samsung Galaxy S3 specification before making a decision.

However, with more than one make of phone using the Tegra 3 could mean we won't see too high a premium on price.


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