HTC Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone! What's that model we're dealing with here? Well, you might be surprised, but we actually don't have a clue.Thanks to the photos, we can learn quite a bit about this mysterious handset, but unfortunately, we can't be sure how it's going to be called, or what carriers it may end up on.
ICS-powered HTC phone looks very similar to some other models by the
company (and that's not really a good thing), it doesn't fully match any
of the currently known handsets. In terms of appearance, its front
looks similar to almost any other HTC phone released recently, however,
the back reminds us of the characteristicDROID Incredible 2 back side, and since there isn't any other HTC line having this
particular design language, we're willing to speculate a little here by
saying that this might in fact be the HTC DROID Incredible 3. Another possibility is that it might be the leaked HTC Fireball, of which, however, we know almost nothing.
specs! According to the Hardware information screen, the phone will feature a 1.2GHz dual-core
Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, as well as an 8MP camera and a VGA
front-facing one. Add LTE connectivity to the deal, and it becomes even
more possible for us to see this device shine on Verizon's or AT&T's
4G networks. Overall, the handset doesn't seem to be a slouch, though
it doesn't shine either. Furthermore, our source tells us that it's
having an AMOLED screen, instead of S-LCD, which is the tech of choice
for the bigger part of HTC's newer smartphones.
On the software side of things, we're glad to see this phone run Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich, covered by the new Sense UI 4.0.
As can be seen from the images, this will be one of the HTC handsets
that won't have on-screen nav buttons, but will instead stick with
hardware ones. Interestingly, even though previous information pointed that those ICS handsets by HTC ,which will stick with hardware
keys, will have three, instead of four keys, this one sports four. Of
course, we should all keep in mind that this is a prototype unit, so a
lot of stuff may change until it finally hits the market, which will
probably happen... sometime this year.