Time and again, HTC has been successful in offering something new to the world of smartphones. Going along with this righteous trend, the Taiwanese giant recently announced the very first smartphone in United States with HTC owned Beats Audio. Almost an American cousin to HTC's previously announced HTC Sensation XL (available in Europe and Asia), the Rezound is infused with the same level of advanced sound technology. Now, combine this deft musical attribute with a smartly designed phone, a full fledged 720p HD screen, an Android Gingerbread OS (which will be upgraded to ICS in early 2012) and lightning fast Verizon 4G LTE network; and voila! We got a winner in our hands.
1. HTC's Rezound with 720p display
Amidst the palaver over Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket's slightly increased display size, we now have HTC notching it up to a whole new level. This is because the Rezound will come with a full fledged 4.3-inch 720p HD touch display. Of course, we would all like to compare it with the 'Retina Display' of iPhone 4S, but with an unbiased presumption we do have feeling that Rezound will be a tad bit sharper.
2. The Rezound's 8-megapizel camera
Coming to the section of multimedia, the Rezound will have some high credibility, more in the line of Galaxy S II. The contraption will come with a rear facing 8 MP camera (with f2.2 lens), which will have full 1080p video capability along with instant capture, panorama, action burst modes and slow motion ability. As for the complimentary front facing camera, we will have an ubiquitous 2 MP one.
3. Rezound - phone with a music soul
The Rezound will be the first smartphone in the United States market to come with Beats Audio. The feature is a kind of fusion of the phone hardware with a specially created software algorithm that recognizes the Beat element. In relation to this, the phone package actually comes with a pair of Beat in-ear headphones, which only responds to this software set up. So, when the user turns on this algorithm, the headphones will seriously pump up the sharp audio with an exhilarating bass boost. And by the way, if these headphones are bought individually, they will cost in the range of $120 to $180. So the whole package comes as a welcome addition.
4. Equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MDM9600 processor
Coming to the specs part, the smartphone will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MDM9600 processor and 1GB RAM. As for memory space, it will have 16GB of internal storage and a 16GB preinstalled microSD card. The boost to the processing criteria actually gives the phone a good chance to compete with its similarly endowed Android brethren - the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.
5. HTC Rezound at Verizon
Again, similar to LTE capability of Skyrocket, the Rezound will have its own 4G chipset (though the carrier will be Verizon instead of AT&T). A two-year Verizon service agreement will cost around $299.99, with its availability ranging from Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile Store and Verizon itself. Though, the cost bundle won't just be limited to the agreement price. The additional plans include a $39.99 minimum Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a minimum $30-per-month data plan. Hence, the total cost bundle pushes the Rezound's pricing on the heftier side. Then again, LTE as a starting feature was always expected to be costly. The HTC Rezound will cost $299.99 with a new, two-year Verizon service agreement and will be available beginning November 14.
6. Rezound with a trend-setting design
Beyond all the highfalutin features and connectivity, a user will first notice the design of the phone. In this respect, HTC is successful with the phone's inherently stylish look. The chamfered corners are just a start, with a fine matte finish on the back side with ergonomic gripping attributes. Finally, the paraphernalia of patterns created by the assimilation of the camera, LED flash and volume does emanate a sense of the 'cool' demeanor of the contraption.
7. Sense 3.5 and 1620mAh battery
Now, it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the phone will exhibit HTC very own customized interface in the form of Sense 3.5. This revamped interface will have a new lock feature that will show a plethora of user-convenient attributes such as weather reports, stock reports and even social network updates. All of this will be backed by the phone's sturdy 1620mAh battery system.