HTC Rezound for Verizon's LTE network fondled on video, 4.3" 720p HD screen confirmed

HTC Rezound for Verizon's LTE network fondled on video, 4.3
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.



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Rezound
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1620 mAh(6.73h talk time)

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24 Comments

1. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Knowing HTC they will fu%^ sth up before they release this phone and final unit won't be so impressed. But I hope it will be the very first htc worth buying.

7. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

I think you should think before you speak

21. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Everyone is welcome at droidforums.net were these videos originally came from for more in depth info u can come over and follow along or sign up and get some questions answered

2. Tatperson

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Jeez why does it look so familiar to me?

3. RonBerry

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

The original Incredible had a red casing on the preproduction model. Maybe this is a common design HTC uses for phones in testing.

11. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

youre exactly right

4. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

No red buttons? :(

5. DougD84

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

I'm very surprised at PA's lack of knowledge about this phone. It will have the red accents (speaker grille, soft keys and camera) and the "red patterned back" was an official external case that also came in black and purple as well as the red. The actual back of the phone is what we've seen for months now. Time to get your facts straight guys.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

VZW will definitely have the most desirable handset offering heading into the XMAS season in 2011. If you live in an area where they have LTE coverge, it is hard not to like what they are offering. Real hard.

8. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Just another thunderbolt with better display, dualcore, and the same crappy battery life

9. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

So its just like the transition from the iPhone4 to iPhone4S.

10. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I would consider this phone. The display will be great. But HTC released the Thunderbolt in March, after Gingerbread was released. The Thunderbolt is JUST NOW RECEIVING its Gingerbread update. With this track record, will you be stuck on Gingerbread and not receiving Ice Cream Sandwich until June 2012!? We should punish these companies for this absurd support and just get the Galaxy Nexus, so they know that there are repercussions for ignoring your customers.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The minority of Android users who even know about ICS - and don't pretend that everyone out there knows about it just because WE do - won't make a dent. Most people will buy the phone that works for them in the store and ignore the lack of software support.

15. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I agree. It's sad though. People are missing out on all the hard work the guys at Google are providing. Also, leaving Android users with a muddled impression of Android. I have friend who is not very tech savvy and she purchased the HTC Rhyme and she was just confused with the UI. She accidentally removed the touted home screen widget on the Rhyme and couldn't figure out how to get it back. Inevitably, she returned her Rhyme and placed and order for the iPhone 4S. Who knows if she will ever return to Android?

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I know someone who had a similar experience with the Droid 2. She was already an iPod Touch user so she was used to iOS. She couldn't find simple apps like text messaging on her Droid. She had no patience nor interest in customizing the phone. She wanted an iPhone all along and in her words "wanted to throw that stupid Droidphone out the window." She returned it and waited for the iPhone 4. Some people are just happier with a simple iPhone. That's who it's for.

13. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I don't see anything that says that the Rezound has a 1280x720 resolution; but also I cannot hear the audio, if there is any, without speakers or headphones.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, we'll know all the specs officially on Thursday morning. I have no reason to believe it's not the 1280x720 that's been reported for months.

17. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Wow I guess HTC is still using the bulky plan...RAZR is half as thin and galaxy nexus is a lot thinner too.

18. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Another HTC, another boring phone. Why do all their designs look the same?

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

For HTC, that octagonal grip area and cutout corner on the back is pretty original. Just an evolution of the Incredible/Incredible 2 topographical rear, but it's something.

20. hello

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

what is up with the theme on your thunderbolt?

22. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

HTC is on the verge of falling woefully behind. What is bad about HTC sense is that it now is holding back HTC. Honeycomb and ICS already incorporate many of the nice features that sense innovated. Now having that complex Sense UI layered on top of base android and tied into the supporting framework cost HTC months of delay in bringing out Android OS updates. They are woefully behind at this point with some of their flagship phones running Froyo and HTC seemingly unable to get updates out at all, much less in a timely fashion. Sense was once a marketing advantage, now its become an albatross hanging around HTC's neck. Samsung and Motorola have both announced innovative new phones and tablets running ICS 4.0 HTC is still stuck on Froyo and Gingerbread, with no new product announcements and on the verge of being left in the dust. They have not had an innovative product since the Incredible, nearly two years ago. That's a century in smart phone time.

23. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I swear I read this identical comment somewhere in here at PA..did you just copy and paste your comment or you simply memorized all the wording ?

24. thegodofphones

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

*****************THE ULTIMATE ANDROID-APPLE WAR REPORT************************** The main thing apple had on its phones that android did not was a better, perfect screen otherwise known as the retina display. Also, the touch sensitivity is perfect as well, something android has not yet been able to achieve although their phones' touch sensitivity is not bad. With this phone we will finally have an android screen that is as good or better than the iphone's and hopefully the touch reception on the Rezound and the galuxy nexus prime will be just as good as the iphone's. Everything else android is pretty much far superior in (adobe flash support, 4G, etc). Apple's supremacy was predicted to be over when android was getting popular and so far it has been basically upto the customer's preference as to which of the two is better as each has its advantages and disadvantages. Now the day of Android being far better is almost here as the last thing couple of things the iphone and apple was holding onto are most likely done! Btw i am not biased as i have owned both android and an iphone and in fact I currently have an iphone 4.

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