Feb 15 AT 3:46 PM Taylor Wimberly 5 Comments

HTC Legend could be successor to the Hero

HTC is expected to hold their press conference at Mobile World Congress tomorrow and we are expecting a slew of new Android phones. It looks like the HTC Desire will become the next superphone, while the HTC Legend could replace the Hero as the new mid-level device.

Modaco has leaked the updated specs of the HTC Legend ahead of tomorrow’s press event. It looks like HTC is bumping all the RAM in their Android phones because the Legend is now at 384 MB (vs 256 MB of earlier leak).

Please note this phone features the 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227, which is a budget processor. It lacks a dedicated GPU like its cousin the MSM7627 (as seen in the Motorola Devour). The Qualcomm MSM7227 features “hardware-accelerated 3D graphics”, but it will not be a high end gaming device.

The main benefits over the original Hero include Android 2.1, a faster CPU, more RAM, and an AMOLED display.

Even though the current specs list this phone as a GSM/HSPA model, I expect it could show up on multiple U.S. carriers as the next budget Android device.

Rumored specs of the HTC Legend include:

  • CPU speed – 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227
  • Platform – Androidâ„¢ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense
  • Memory ROM – 512 MB, RAM: 384 MB
  • Dimensions – (LxWxT) 112 x 56.3 x 11.5 mm (4.41 x 2.22 x 0.45 inches)
  • Weight – 126 grams (4.44 ounces) with battery
  • Display – 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-sensitive screen with 320 X 480 HVGA 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
  • Onscreen navigation – Optical trackball
  • GPS – Internal GPS antenna
  • Sensors -
    • G-Sensor
    • Digital compass
    • Proximity sensor
    • Ambient light sensor
  • 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 flash
  • 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 polymer or Lithium-ion battery
  • Capacity – 1300 mAh
  • Talk time -
    • Up to 440 minutes for WCDMA
    • Up to 490 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time -
    • Up to 560 hours for WCDMA
    • Up to 440 hours for GSM
  • Expansion slot – microSDâ„¢ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • AC adapter – Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output – 5V and 1A
  • Special feature – Friend Stream

Source: MoDaCo

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