HTC Rezound for Verizon's LTE network fondled on video, 4.3" 720p HD screen confirmed
The HTC Rezound aka Vigor, whose launch on Verizon's LTE network seems imminent, has been handled on video now, after numerous pictorial leaks already.
It should be the first HTC handset with 4.3" HD display, with the astonishing 720x1280 pixels, allowing you to thumb your nose at those poor schmucks with "only" qHD resolution. LG Optimus LTE is the only one we know to sport such a display, so it might be precisely what HTC is using as well, meaning a traditional RGB matrix arrangement might have been used to achieve the high-res screen, unlike on the HD Super AMOLED displays.
The rest of the rumored specs are more typical for a high-end HTC Android handset - 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM (an upgrade from the usual 768MB), 8MP camera, and 16GB of internal memory. We don't have those red highlights in the earspeaker grill, the capacitive buttons and the camera ring like on the Sensation XE, but the Rezound is also a Beats Audio device, as you can see in the video below. It will be interesting to know if the HTC Rezound will have the new camera module found in the HTC Vivid for AT&T, which would allow for 1080p HD video capture with 60fps instead of 30fps.
If it is, Verizon will take the cake with the best Android phones for this holiday season, when we pair the wider coverage of its LTE network with phones like the Android ICS poster child Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the thin Motorola DROID RAZR, and the HTC Rezound with its HD LCD display. We don't know why there was a red patterned back cover in some of the leaked photos, which seemed an acquired taste, but thankfully we are not seeing it in the video below, although HTC apparently did paint the internal chassis frame and the battery in red as well.