New HTC Ruby Specs Impress: Galaxy S II To Fear?

Since the beginning of this year, news regarding new tablets and smartphones has been a huge talking point. Up until now, we’ve had events such as the CES, Mobile World Congress, E3, WWDC and news following on from them has and is looking pretty exciting. Major players have of course been Apple, LG, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Research in Motion and so on. Changes have of course included the huge amount of smartphones now using Android’s OS with Apple now having to up their game with iOS, the inclusion of 3D onto such devices plus TV’s and gaming consoles, devices are getting thinner and lighter, graphics are improving and the list continues.

Just today we spoke about Samsung’s impressive Galaxy S II along with two new additions, the Celox and Xcover, but the South Korean company may have reason to worry with reports that a new HTC Ruby smartphone will be making its way to retailers sometime in the future. So what can we tell you about the new HTC?

Unlike the Galaxy S II’s 4.3-inch Super Amoled Plus touchscreen, the Ruby will include a 4.3-inch qHD resolution display matching that of its neighbour the Sensation. Benefits of the screen also allow the user to view in widescreen thanks to the 16:9 aspect ratio. Although not concrete information at the moment, gottabemobile.com has stated that the HTC Ruby may be running on T-MobileUSA’s network with an experience matching that of the HTC Sensation 4G and the myTouch Slide 4G.

As with a large percentage of smartphones coming to market, the Ruby will run on Android’s OS and snippets of information include 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth 3.0 and desirably a 1.5GHz dual-core processor as oppose to the Galaxy S II’s 1.2GHz, plus Snapdragon CPU with Adreno graphics. Camera wise as Electronista.com reported, the Ruby will likely run with an 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel to the front, this will match that of the Galaxy S II.

UPDATE: According to Slashgear, the HTC Ruby will be known as the HTC Amaze 4G running on T-Mobile’s network.

So tell us if you would be tempted by the HTC Ruby if it eventually arrives? There are other possibilities coming out that also include a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, examples of this includes the HTC Vigor with “Beats by Dr. Dre” technology or perhaps wait until Thanksgiving when the Samsung Nexus 4G a “Monster” of a phone is arriving.