Since we first caught wind of the HTC Vigor, things have been blurry. And I don’t just mean leaked photos — we’ve been back and forth on a few different features like display resolution, or whether or not it’ll be a Droid-branded handset. But for a handset with such an air of mystery, our latest leak has really spilled the beans.
Courtesy of Droid-Life, we now have some semi-clear pictures, and a full list of hardware specifications for what is indeed the HTC Vigor. According to the “Hardware Information” page displayed within the pictures, the Vigor will run a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Sense 3.5, the newest version of HTC’s user interface, will also come packed in the new handset. We’re also seeing confirmation of support for Verizon’s 4G LTE, just as we’d hoped.
Past that (and I know you’re wondering about it), the Vigor will have a 4.3-inch 720p HD display. We’ll also see an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter for video chat. Add to that the possibility of Beats Audio, and the Vigor seems to be a complete package.
But awesome specs aside, we’re also getting a good hard look at the exterior of the phone and I have to say I’m not quite impressed. That textured back finish will most certainly get grimy fast.
But like it or not, there’s very little chance you’ll leave Verizon paying less than $300. The LTE phone with the closest specs to the Vigor would be the Motorola Droid Bionic, which is priced at $299 on-contract. If interested, go ahead and start saving. Full gallery below.
HTC Corp, (TAIEX: 2498) produces smartphones running the Android and Windows Phone 7 operating systems for themselves and as an OEM to other manufacturers. Since launching its own brand in late 2006, the company has introduced dozens of HTC-branded products around the world. The company recently introduced the HTC diamond to compete with Apple’s iPhone.
Founded in 1997 by Cher Wang, Chairwoman, and Peter Chou, President and CEO, HTC made its name as the company behind many of the…