At a live event, HTC officially unveiled the HTC Rezound with Verizon supporting their 4G LTE network. This behemoth has a first ever HD 720p screen from HTC yet and a super fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor supported by a gig of RAM. The 4.3-inch screen is of SLCD type and has the highest ever pixel density on a device yet and that’s 342 ppi and mind you, it does not have a pen-tile arrangement of pixels which is a good thing. HTC says that it has focused on the phone’s visuals and audio experience using a HD screen, full HD recording capable 8MP camera and Beats Audio technology for an immersive multimedia experience. The phone will also come bundled with iBeats earphones that alone costs about a $100 and its Beats Audio profile tunes the phones audio output to be deeper and richer. This phone is sure to be in a tight spot to be the best phone right now along with Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid RAZR and iPhone 4S.
The phone comes with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread atop HTC Sense UI 3.5 but its said to be “Ice Cream Sandwich ready” which makes it easy for HTC to push out ICS update as fast as possible to HTC Rezound and that would be around early 2012. On the design front, it takes a lot of cues from HTC Incredible with its bright red inserts around camera and the internal of the device are in red, multi-angular back with soft textured material and etched designs while the simple big Beats logo gives it a good look.
“It’s a phone that brings you closer and brings best combined the sights and sound and experience of any smartphone on the market.” – Peter Chou, HTC
Along with a 2 megapixel front facing camera and a 1620 mAh battery this device will be available from Verizon at a price tag of $299 with a 2-year contract.