Feb 15 AT 2:57 PM Dylan Andersen 32 Comments

HTC Desire (Bravo) expected to be next Android superphone

It looks like HTC is set to announce their next Android 2.1 flagship phone (with Sense UI onboard) tomorrow at Barcelona’s yearly Mobile World Congress. The phone was ousted by the sneaky kids at the MoDaCo forums and they even let some purported specs leak a little early. This beast looks to be a Nexus One, with the addition of a FM radio, optical trackball, and physical buttons.

Since we last saw the Desire, the internal RAM has also been bumped from 256 to 320 to now 576 MB.

No carrier has been announced, but we know this phone is a GSM/HSPA device which would play nicely with AT&T and T-Mobile.

Here’s a list of the supposed specs:

  • CPU Speed – 1 GHz
  • Platform – Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense
  • Memory – ROM: 512 MB, RAM: 576 MB
  • Dimensions – (LxWxT) 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm (4.7 x 2.36 x 0.47 inches)
  • Weight – 135 grams (4.76 ounces) with battery
  • Display – 3.7-inch AMOLED touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution
  • Network – HSPA/WCDMA:
    • Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz
    • Upload speed of up to 2 Mbps and download speed of up to 7.2 Mbps
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
    • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)
  • Onscreen navigation – Optical Trackball
  • GPS – Internal GPS antenna
  • Sensors -
    • Proximity sensor
    • Ambient light sensor
    • G-Sensor
    • Digital compass
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth® 2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets,
    and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
  • Wi-Fi® – IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard Micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Camera - 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flashlight
  • Audio supported formats
    • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma,
    • Recording: .amr
  • Video supported formats
    • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv
    • · Recording: .3gp
  • Battery – Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Capacity – 1400 mAh
  • Talk time:
    • Up to 390 minutes for WCDMA
    • Up to 400 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time:
    • Up to 360 hours for WCDMA
    • Up to 340 hours for GSM
  • Expansion Slot – microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency – 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output – 5 V and 1 A
  • Special Feature – Friend Stream

We’ll let you know more as we hear it, but as of right now – this is definitely going to be the flagship Sense UI device for HTC, no doubt.

Source: MoDaCo

Dylan Andersen is a part-time developer, part-time student and full-time Android aficionado. Hailing from Colma, CA, he's knee-deep in tech territory. Currently working on his Bachelor's in English at San Francisco State University, he's always up to date on the latest mods, hacks, and applications for Android. In his spare time, he loves to drink root beer and incessantly play Battlefield 3.

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