HTC Titan II - Windows Phone with LTE and 16-megapixel camera

HTC Titan II - Windows Phone with LTE and 16-megapixel camera
HTC today announced the HTC Titan II, the follow up to last year’s Windows Phone device with a mammoth 4.7” screen. While the screen size and CPU speed stay the same (Microsoft has fairly strict OEM requirements for CPU), there are several significant upgrades in the new phone, not the least of which is a 4G LTE radio that will work on AT&T’s growing LTE network. The HTC Titan II will be the first LTE-equipped Windows Phone device to be offered, continuing HTC's tradition of LTE-related firsts.

The Titan II will also sport an increased emphasis on its camera, with a 16-megapixel camera (you read that right) wide a wide-angle lens, image stabilization, and a backside-illuminated sensor for superior low-light performance. When the light gets too low, you can use the device's dual LED flash to liven up your images, while using the red eye reduction for the inevitable bugaboo that results from using a flash. The camera also takes 720p video, which should look great when reviewing it on the 4.7” super LCD screen.

The Titan II also brings with it an enlarged 1730mAh battery, which hopefully will help offset the inevitable battery drain of using LTE. AT&T customers can expect the phone to be available “in the coming months”. The HTC Titan II will launch as an AT&T exclusive.

How many of you want one of these giant WP7 LTE handsets?

source: HTC

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30 Comments

1. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Wow, 16 megapixels. Seems unnecessarily high, but I look forward to the back illuminated sensor and wide angle lens.

2. e.wvu unregistered

16 Megapixels! Wow, this may be a good phone to buy, especially with liking the Windows OS.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's quite impressive but didn't the Titan come out like a couple of months ago? AT&T is really pooping on the early adopters today. xD

4. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

You're right, its kinda like what Verizon is doing these days.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Verizon and Motorola did it with the Bionic but AT&T has done it for the Galaxy S II, the Skyrocket & the Titan.

9. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

that was titan 1. this is 2.

5. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Goodbye digital cameras, hello HTC Titan 2!

6. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Im sensing 299.99 msrp

7. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

I think this will be a really important phone for Microsoft. Everyone is on such an LTE push right now, being out of the loop is not something they could afford. I hope that the 16MP sensor is good, I've seen 8MP camera phones take some pictures that look worse than my old 3MP camera did.

10. manne

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Full 16 megapixels make sense only if camera sensor is very large. If not, we've got just another marketing trick.

11. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

this just in the HTC Titan II is the first phone to beat the Nokia N8 in the camera department

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Only if it has Xenon flash and good optics.... backside illumination and megapixel count aren't everything...

12. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

This would be a good phone to get if I wasnt into the Galaxy Note

13. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I wonder if a CDMA version will be made available to Verizon. They refused to carry WP without LTE. My Wife is going to be irritated. She loves her Titan, but the camera is one of her favorite things. She is huge into the photography portion. If this bad boy is an improved camera, she will be mad. While megapixel counts do not impress by themselves, if the other hardware is better, I will never hear the end of it. At least we got our phones on the penny sale on the Saturday after Turkey Day. That helps. And she loves the Samsung Note as well, and that came after we bought. Sigh........

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

shoot i would get one on Verizon if only it had at least a dual-core processor. power and app support are now the only things keeping me away from getting a phone from my friends at Microsoft.

22. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

bro windows phone does not a dual core processor! it was optimized for a single core and its lag free and super fast. i think u should read more on windows phone

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i've used Windows Phones, i have friends with them and though navigating through the WP7 interface is generally smooth the actual performance of apps and games is really lackluster and frequently laggy and besides would it be such a crime against humanity if they did come out with multi-cores? look at the iPhone 4 and the 4S. while the 4 had a generally smooth interface much like Windows Phone 7 adding the A5 with the 4S made it much better in every way performance wise and opened new possibilities for applications and games. this is elementary and even if you don't notice the differences you can believe i do because i have a very powerful dual-core OMAP4 in my phone and it's performance shines.

15. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Theres no way that Verizon wouldnt get this phone.............the question is when!!!!

19. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

My prediction is that Verizon will only get one more WP7 phone to fill the gap until Apollo is out on new devices in Q3 2012. They will likely go for something with LTE, but probably less extreme than this phone. My guess is that Verizon is going to continue to downplay WP7 until two conditions are met: 1) High spec devices are available (dual/quad core, higher res. screens, likely to happen with Apollo) 2) WP7 has more of a following, because Verizon has been successful with Android and won't jump on the WP7 bandwagon until the bandwagon has developed an unavoidable following.

16. MarloThaMartian

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

They shouldve came out with this to begin with. But I wonder will the price of the Titan one drop becuase it sure isnt worth 199

17. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Wow 16 mega pixels, hope it has good optics

18. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Can't wait.!

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

16 megapixels... AND 720P?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? lololol.

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, the lonely crapdragon can't handle 1080p. bummer huh? xD

24. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

do u really even use ur phone for video like on a daily basis?

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

no but you know what when i'm on Youtube and i start playing a video it makes me happy to be able to crank it up to 1080p. so do i do 1080p video recording on a daily basis? no, i don't record every moment of every day but is it useful for when i do want to record something? yes, it is very much so.

27. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

that is very reasonable, i get wat u are saying. but would u let that get in the way of choosing a phone similar or at least comparable to this device?

28. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

not because of 1080p but because of what enables 1080p the dual-core processor, a little bonus for having more power.

29. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

gotcha

30. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

imo i find the lumia way sexier and titan ugly..:

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