With the launch of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G well underway, you’ve got to wonder what else the king of Android smartphone makers has up their sleeve for this holiday season. With devices like the Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant), and Motorola Droid X almost upon us, is HTC just going to sit on it’s EVO and hope for the best? We think not, and according to a new rumor, HTC may be prepping a new superphone – a dual-core smartphone called the “Vision” – to hit T-Mobile later this year.
We thought the HTC Scorpion was looking good, and if this new dual-core device is intended to complement the Scorpion as part of HTC’s upcoming Android line up, we’ve got a lot to look forward to. We don’t have too much to go on about the device, but the few rumored specs we’re hearing about read like a dream.
The handset will be known as the HTC Vision, and is said to sport a dual-core 800 MHz processor, a 4.3-inch display, and possibly an 8-megapixel camera to boot. The device should also come with a full QWERTY keyboard. We’ve seen these types of features starting to pop up on phones nowadays, but the real standout specification is the processor. We’ve still yet to see a dual-core processor on a smartphone yet, although the idea has been talked up quite a bit recently. If the dual-core CPU is really in the cards, it’s probably safe to assume that features like an HDMI-out port and front-facing camera may be on board as well.
The HTC Vision could be the answer to Motorola’s upcoming smartphone with the 2GHz processor that they had touched upon briefly, saying that it may be available by the end of the year. Obviously, people like to throw the term “iPhone killer” around a lot, but a lot of these Android superphones aren’t just killing iPhones, they’re killing lesser Android smartphones as well.
Motorola’s introduction of the Droid X looks like it’s trying to challenge the EVO more than anything else. While the Droid X does lack some features that we’re seen on the EVO – like a front-facing camera and kickstand – Motorola’s newest Android device still holds it own against HTC’s beast. While a front-facing camera may be all the rage right now, video chatting is just a tad bit awkward, and many people may not need such a thing on their smartphone. It’s cool to have the option, but it’s not something you’re going to want to use all the time. Even with the best intentions, no one wants to see you when you’re in the bathroom!
So could the HTC Vision be the phone that T-Mobile has been waiting for? The Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) seems to be the highest end phone that T-Mobile has ever seen, and it’s still not available yet. Right now, we have to put this on the rumor pile, but it certainly wouldn’t be out of HTC’s character to launch such a device.