Lately, there has been a lot of talk going on around some new super-phones HTC is rumored to put out this fall. Before I tell you about the newly rumored Desire HD, let’s recap:
The HTC Vision: Android 2.1 (which I’m sure will change), 3.7 in. screen, 1GHz processor, 1.2GB on-board memory, and of course a full QWERTY keyboard.
The HTC Sabor: 2GHz processor; 2 cameras, the primary at 10MP with 1080p video capture; Android 2.5, (referred to in the article as Gingerbread); and possibly, a new type of display HTC is purportedly working on to compete with Samsung’s Super AMOLED screens.
The HTC Ace: Android 3.0, 4.3 in. display (This display will be a HTC’s own rival to the Super AMOLED display), 1.5 GHz processor, 8 MP camera and 1.3 MP front facing camera, Much better battery, 1080p HD recording.
As you can see, these device are so similar it’s confusing… to say the least. Now we get to throw the HTC Desire HD into the mix as well:
4.3-inch WVGA screen — no word if it’s AMOLED or SLCD — and an 8-megapixel camera with 720p video recording. Other rumored details include Android 2.2, 4GB of internal storage, the same 1GHz Snapdragon as the current Desire and, perhaps most interestingly, talk of a “unibody aluminum design.”
At this point, no one really knows what is real and what’s not. If you ask me, more than one of these devices are the same, and just having slightly varying specs throw out with a different name. It is possible that HTC is working on three very similar devices (the Sabor, Desire HD, and Ace), but it’s also very possible that this is another Touch Pro 2 type situation. The TP2 had slightly different code names for each carrier, but it’s all still the same device. If these are different devices, is the unibody aluminum body of the Desire HD enough to pull you away from a better processor like in the Ace and Sabor? I might just have to say yes. Look for more details to come.