HTC Titan Equivalent: New Runnymede Unveiled

On the 20th September, HTC are holding an event in New York City which is hoped to bring some more news surrounding the freshly announced “Runnymede” smartphone. Yes we’ll not sure about the name but hey, once you’ve seen the specs then the name may fade into the background. So what do we know about the new HTC?

If we start off by telling you that the specifications list is somewhat similar if not the same to yet another of HTC’s multitude of devices, that of the “Titan.” Including a massive 4.7-inch qHD display with WVGA resolution, the Runnymede will be running on Android’s 2.3 Gingerbread OS as oppose to Windows Phone 7 that the Titan will benefit from. Android will of course suffice, as others such as Samsung’s new Galaxy S II and Motorola’s new Droid Bionic are managing just fine on it.

Rue Liu over at Slashgear reported that in terms of processor, the Runnymede is expected to make an entrance with a 1.5GHz processor but of the single variety, 768MB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera to the rear equalling that of other rivals and 1.3 megapixel to the front, HTC Sense 3.5, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage with the inclusion of “Beats Audio” benefiting from impressive sound.

As you can see from the first leaked photo of the HTC courtesy of Phones Review, its covered in a white coat using four Android touch buttons to the display. Currently we are no further along in finding out its official release date, but prices have filtered through, although a little on the hefty side. Depending on what your budget is, the new HTC Runnymede will set you back $838 (£530) as a stand-alone price for a 16GB model, with $885 (£560) for the larger 32GB.

As with HTC and an entire listing of smartphones in the pipeline, Samsung have been hogging the market’s news as well and its not just about the popular Galaxy S II. We’ve got an LTE version to look forward to next year which will include a slightly smaller screen to that of the Runnymede but will top the processor with a 1.5GHz dual-core. Other Samsung’s on the way include an Xcover, Celox, a new Note and so on.

Would you be tempted by the HTC or is the price a little extortionate?