Earlier this month the roadmap for Verizon’s fall lineup was leaked and in it was a device called the HTC Vigor. Said device is supposed to be a replacement for the HTC Thunderbolt, which is rather odd since the Thunderbolt is barely 5 months old, so for it to reach end of life that fast must mean the Vigor has some special tricks up its sleeve. Thanks to the Dutch website “The Phone House”, which is better known as Carphone Warehouse in other countries, we now have a list of specs and a ridiculoulsy tiny picture of the Vigor; prepare to have your mind blown. Let’s start with the screen: 4.3 inches, nothing out of the ordinary, but it packs an obscene resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Next up is the processor: dual core 1.5 GHz, no word as to who makes the actual chip. There’s also HTC Sense version 3.5, an 8 megapixel camera that we’ll assume captures 1080p video, and it’s also the first HTC device to feature “Beats Technology”, which at this point we can’t tell whether that means it’ll come with a fancy pair of headphones in the box or that the battery cover will feature an etching of Dr. Dre smoking a fat blunt.
Most handset makers will be launching new devices this fall that will hopefully pack enough interesting features that consumers will pick them up this holiday season. Is the Vigor HTC’s new flagship? And if so, how will folks who just purchased the Sensation, barely 2 months old, feel? How come the Vigor doesn’t come with near field communication (NFC)? All of these questions will be answered over the next few weeks. Best advice we could give you regarding phone purchases: just wait. If the fall 2011 portfolio of smartphones doesn’t tickle your fancy, then at least you’ll be able to pick up second hand devices that were considered flagships less than half a year ago for far less than you’d think.
[Via: HTC Inside]