Mar 21 AT 10:21 AM Taylor Wimberly 45 Comments

HTC Pyramid spotted in the wild, still headed to T-Mobile this summer

In the next 24 hours we expect HTC will unveil their first handset with a dual-core CPU. The device is codenamed the HTC Pyramid and is rumored to appear on T-Mobile later this year and could be arriving on Sprint as the EVO 3D. We got our first glimpse of the Pyramid last week in some leaked renders and now we have some real pics of the device thanks to GSMArena and Techblog.gr.

Our friends at TmoNews received a new tip that says the T-Mobile version should now be in stores by June. Earlier rumors suggested May, so the device could have been pushed back a month to ensure it ships with Android 2.4. David also says the Pyramid will have a 800 x 480 display, but everything we have heard points at a higher qHD resoltuion (960 x 540).

Hopefully we will have more details later in the week.

Rumored specs of the HTC Pyramid include:

  • Android 2.4 with HTC Sense 3.0
  • 1.2 GHz processor dual-core Snapdragon (MSM8x60)
  • 4.3-inch SuperLCD display with qHD resolution (960 x 540)
  • 8 megapixel primary camera and 1.3 megapixel front-facing cameras
  • 768MB of RAM
  • HSPA+ (14.4 Mbps)

Via: TmoNews

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  • Galen20K

    LOve the htc Pyramid and Love T-Mobile even more until they cease to exist and if that happens I have to decide whether to stay with the new Super-Carrier or switch to Verizon…. hmmmm

    • http://Website sHiTC

      IT EVEN LOOKS ASS ANCIENT ASS A PYRAMID! FAILZ.

      • http://Website clocinnorcal

        If by “ancient” you mean Modern and streamline, then yes it does. BTW there is only one “s” in as.

        • http://Website James

          LMAO loved the “if by ancient you mean…..” and then the opposite of what he meant xDD but yeah it looks amazing :)

  • Uncemister

    Finally a good handset for Tmo, I mean ATT, i mean…………..crap.

  • http://Website z

    Its not running vanilla common, well there’s something called root n we have devs so I might still hold on .. for it to hit t,t,@t

    • http://Website James

      It doesn’t matter. Sense, unlike most skins, actually DOES improve Android. More or less everyone loves it :)

  • http://Website noriega713

    HTC Pyramid VS Lg G2X ???? Which one?

  • mvv_hyd

    One thing though.. AT&T specifically said T-Mobile’s 3G phones will be outdated once the merger is through. So, say what you want… I wonder how many people will invest in a phone that’s going to be useless after the merger

    • http://Website dagamer34

      It’s not like they immediately turn off the 3G bands once the merger is done. They have to be practical and set a sunset date for 3G AWS, which is at least a good 6 months from the merger being finished (which is still at least 1 year away).

    • http://Website B

      By the time all is said and done, this phone will be outdated anyway. It will be a long while before that even needs to be considered.

  • http://Website swr

    This was as tempting device until the buyout, now that it looks like current T-Mobile phones wont work in the future what’s the point in upgrading only to have to get something new in the next year. Unless you buy a new phone every couple of months anyhow.

  • OnIn2

    I believe they said 3G phones won’t work in 2 years and the AT&T had set aside dollars to deal with that problem. The Pyramid, being a HSPA+ phone will be all right.

    I’m a tmo fan, but the world isn’t ending cause of the merger.

    • http://Website Daniel

      HSPA+ is still 3G (for this purpose, anyways; no matter how the companies market it). The problem is that T-Mobile’s UMTS frequency bands (1700, 2100 MHz) are completely different from AT&T’s (850, 1900 MHz).

  • Drew

    What’s the point at this rate? AT&T has stated that they will re-purpose T-Mobile’s towers once the deal is finalized, meaning my awesome new phone I bought on a 2 year contract will be limited to EDGE.

  • http://Website Hans

    Is it just me or does the front look a lot like the HTC Merge? A lot of android phones are starting to look a lot alike. :/

    • http://Website Daniel

      This is HTC’s design. Most notably on the Desire family, but earlier models (GSM Hero, CDMA Hero, Nexus One) were already converging toward this. Considering the HTC Merge is just a variant of the Desire Z, it’s no surprise they look alike.

  • http://Website jampac09

    Well I wanted this phone until the merger, if sprint gets 4g in New Orleans before the new evo arrives then I’ll get that instead. Dang…….. this merger is ruining everything.

  • http://Website Austin

    Just another device for Att to charge $45 a month for unauthorized tethering! Must be nice getting another 33.7 million ppl to do that to.

  • http://Website AM123

    So let me get this straight… I’m supposed to buy this awesome device only to be able to use it for about a year and maybe some change??? I don’t think so. This merger crap is ruining everything for me. I would consider going with the new Sprint Evo but now who the hell knows what will happen to them in a years time.

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Definitely no big fan of this merger. That pyramid device should be very nice for the customers on tmobile. They should make sure it launches with nothing less than 2.3.3gingerbread froyo would make this device dead on arrival. Tmobile needs to satisfy there current customers as much as possible now cause a lot of people are angry and if they want there customer base to stay for the next 12months then they need to stay strong to android and bring the best to there customers. Htc will give them whatever they want device wise all us android users already know tmobile and htc put android on the map and for that I will always have respect for tmobile. This Htc Pyramid and the Lg Optimus G2x will be great devices for tmobile

    • http://Website jampac09

      I get what your saying and I’m sure every T-Mobile customer such as myself agrees with you, but like many when purchasing a super phone you think about the future. Not of this phone this time but of the carrier, I don’t wanna have a great phone for a year then have poor speeds and services. It just makes everything a little harder then it should be.

    • http://Website Brent

      thanks to the buyout ( it is NOT a merger) this phone (and the g2x as well) are doa before it is officially announced.

      • http://Website vector

        Actually the g2x is quad band and will support AT&Ts 3g network making it one of the best option for current t-mobile customers considering the possible buyout and transition to the AT&T network.

  • Androidluv3r1

    Does it come with an HDMI option?

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    I read on Phandroid that it’s actually the normal 800×480 display & it won’t have 1 gb of ram. Guess we shall see come announcement. So tired of this design. Gets me less excited. Makes me feel like I know what to expect.
    I wonder what the evo one will look like. I’m sure they’ll keep the rings around the button. Please be a different form factor.

  • http://Website Jonefuroy

    This is my next phone!

  • http://Website Ichigo

    The phone everyone on tmobile has been waiting for. So sad that AT&T is buying tmobile.

    • http://Website Erik

      I know it, can you believe the timing? And to contradict the post near the beginning, Yes, this merger is the end of the world….

  • http://Website Matthew Smith

    This better come to the UK..

  • http://Website Mikey

    Finally a T-Mobile phone with normal sense!

    • http://Website Anon

      Lol for like the 6 months it’ll have left once it finally releases.

  • Drakon911

    Chicken Little: “Oh my goodness the sky is falling!”

    People that FAIL to read the press release about the buyout: “T-Mobile is dead! I’m swapping to Sprint!”

    The truth: The world is ending in Dec of 2012 so why not buy all the cool stuff you can?

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Yes this device will have 768gig of ram not 1gb like the Htc Evo3d. The Pyramid will have Qualcomm Dualcore Snapdragon Processor MSM8260 not the MSM8660 like the Htc Evo 3d. They both will have the Adreno 220 gpu. The Htc Evo3d will perform better and be faster than the Pyramid. Regardless this is still a great device for tmobile fans.

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Yes this device will have 768gig of ram not 1gb like the Htc Evo3d. The Pyramid will have Qualcomm Dualcore Snapdragon Processor MSM8260 not the MSM8660 like the Htc Evo 3d. They both will have the Adreno 220 gpu. The Htc Evo3d will perform better and be faster than the Pyramid. Regardless this is still a great device for tmobile fans.

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Yes this device will have 768gig of ram not 1gb like the Htc Evo3d. The Pyramid will have Qualcomm Dualcore Snapdragon Processor MSM8260 not the MSM8660 like the Htc Evo 3d. They both will have the Adreno 220 gpu. The Htc Evo3d will perform better and be faster than the Pyramid. Regardless this is still a great device for tmobile fans.

  • http://androidjet.com Android Jet

    Android 2.4? Has it been released yet?

  • http://Website rita

    fugly back, fugly specs!

  • http://Website AM123

    What happened to this at CTIA?? :(

  • http://Website Joshua

    Yeah, no mention of this at CTIA? Honestly i’m really not that interested unless it has the super display. My MyTouch 4G is plenty fast, the extra core doesn’t impress me.

  • http://Website No_ATT

    Comment

  • http://Website No_ATT

    its settled, its gonna be the this… or the mytouch 4g… havent decided yet… anyone wanna help me out? im pretty sure its this though… the mt4g is like 250 dollars… this will come out at about 200 (based on tmobiles trend) and at the time this will be cheaper (its really weird) and for better specs… yah, im sold

    but any advice im open too

  • http://Website keepntabs

    I have the HD2, had it re-flashed to Android 2.2, and love it. My biggest gripe is that the phone doesn’t have a built-in stand like other HTC phones. I load movies onto my memory card, and watch them while commuting or flying on an airplane. I have the plastic case that has a stand, but it makes the phone a little bulkier to carry. Anyway, I was hoping that the Pyramid would have a stand, but it looks like that’s a not to be based upon these photos. BUMMER!

  • http://None Farkle

    I saw someone ask but no replies – the big question given that there are multiple high phones coming out by or over this summer and you have to jump in eventually… to me… is which to buy

    The G2X or Pyramid?

    Thoughts?

  • Jerry

    well, since it’s now out…..and is called the Sensation you can now unlock it and use whatever carriers SIM you choose http://unlockcellphonecode.com/code-for-unlocking-t-mobile-htc-sensation

  1. LOve the htc Pyramid and Love T-Mobile even more until they cease to exist and if that happens I have to decide whether to stay with the new Super-Carrier or switch to Verizon…. hmmmm

    • sHiTCGuest 4 years ago

      IT EVEN LOOKS ASS ANCIENT ASS A PYRAMID! FAILZ.

      • clocinnorcalGuest 4 years ago

        If by “ancient” you mean Modern and streamline, then yes it does. BTW there is only one “s” in as.

        • JamesGuest 4 years ago

          LMAO loved the “if by ancient you mean…..” and then the opposite of what he meant xDD but yeah it looks amazing :)

  2. Finally a good handset for Tmo, I mean ATT, i mean…………..crap.

  3. zGuest 4 years ago

    Its not running vanilla common, well there’s something called root n we have devs so I might still hold on .. for it to hit t,t,@t

    • JamesGuest 4 years ago

      It doesn’t matter. Sense, unlike most skins, actually DOES improve Android. More or less everyone loves it :)

  4. noriega713Guest 4 years ago

    HTC Pyramid VS Lg G2X ???? Which one?

  5. One thing though.. AT&T specifically said T-Mobile’s 3G phones will be outdated once the merger is through. So, say what you want… I wonder how many people will invest in a phone that’s going to be useless after the merger

    • dagamer34Guest 4 years ago

      It’s not like they immediately turn off the 3G bands once the merger is done. They have to be practical and set a sunset date for 3G AWS, which is at least a good 6 months from the merger being finished (which is still at least 1 year away).

    • BGuest 4 years ago

      By the time all is said and done, this phone will be outdated anyway. It will be a long while before that even needs to be considered.

  6. swrGuest 4 years ago

    This was as tempting device until the buyout, now that it looks like current T-Mobile phones wont work in the future what’s the point in upgrading only to have to get something new in the next year. Unless you buy a new phone every couple of months anyhow.

  7. I believe they said 3G phones won’t work in 2 years and the AT&T had set aside dollars to deal with that problem. The Pyramid, being a HSPA+ phone will be all right.

    I’m a tmo fan, but the world isn’t ending cause of the merger.

    • DanielGuest 4 years ago

      HSPA+ is still 3G (for this purpose, anyways; no matter how the companies market it). The problem is that T-Mobile’s UMTS frequency bands (1700, 2100 MHz) are completely different from AT&T’s (850, 1900 MHz).

  8. What’s the point at this rate? AT&T has stated that they will re-purpose T-Mobile’s towers once the deal is finalized, meaning my awesome new phone I bought on a 2 year contract will be limited to EDGE.

  9. HansGuest 4 years ago

    Is it just me or does the front look a lot like the HTC Merge? A lot of android phones are starting to look a lot alike. :/

    • DanielGuest 4 years ago

      This is HTC’s design. Most notably on the Desire family, but earlier models (GSM Hero, CDMA Hero, Nexus One) were already converging toward this. Considering the HTC Merge is just a variant of the Desire Z, it’s no surprise they look alike.

  10. jampac09Guest 4 years ago

    Well I wanted this phone until the merger, if sprint gets 4g in New Orleans before the new evo arrives then I’ll get that instead. Dang…….. this merger is ruining everything.

  11. AustinGuest 4 years ago

    Just another device for Att to charge $45 a month for unauthorized tethering! Must be nice getting another 33.7 million ppl to do that to.

  12. AM123Guest 4 years ago

    So let me get this straight… I’m supposed to buy this awesome device only to be able to use it for about a year and maybe some change??? I don’t think so. This merger crap is ruining everything for me. I would consider going with the new Sprint Evo but now who the hell knows what will happen to them in a years time.

  13. Richard YarrellGuest 4 years ago

    Definitely no big fan of this merger. That pyramid device should be very nice for the customers on tmobile. They should make sure it launches with nothing less than 2.3.3gingerbread froyo would make this device dead on arrival. Tmobile needs to satisfy there current customers as much as possible now cause a lot of people are angry and if they want there customer base to stay for the next 12months then they need to stay strong to android and bring the best to there customers. Htc will give them whatever they want device wise all us android users already know tmobile and htc put android on the map and for that I will always have respect for tmobile. This Htc Pyramid and the Lg Optimus G2x will be great devices for tmobile

    • jampac09Guest 4 years ago

      I get what your saying and I’m sure every T-Mobile customer such as myself agrees with you, but like many when purchasing a super phone you think about the future. Not of this phone this time but of the carrier, I don’t wanna have a great phone for a year then have poor speeds and services. It just makes everything a little harder then it should be.

    • BrentGuest 4 years ago

      thanks to the buyout ( it is NOT a merger) this phone (and the g2x as well) are doa before it is officially announced.

      • vectorGuest 4 years ago

        Actually the g2x is quad band and will support AT&Ts 3g network making it one of the best option for current t-mobile customers considering the possible buyout and transition to the AT&T network.

  14. Does it come with an HDMI option?

  15. UniqueNateGuest 4 years ago

    I read on Phandroid that it’s actually the normal 800×480 display & it won’t have 1 gb of ram. Guess we shall see come announcement. So tired of this design. Gets me less excited. Makes me feel like I know what to expect.
    I wonder what the evo one will look like. I’m sure they’ll keep the rings around the button. Please be a different form factor.

  16. JonefuroyGuest 4 years ago

    This is my next phone!

  17. IchigoGuest 4 years ago

    The phone everyone on tmobile has been waiting for. So sad that AT&T is buying tmobile.

    • ErikGuest 4 years ago

      I know it, can you believe the timing? And to contradict the post near the beginning, Yes, this merger is the end of the world….

  18. Matthew SmithGuest 4 years ago

    This better come to the UK..

  19. MikeyGuest 4 years ago

    Finally a T-Mobile phone with normal sense!

    • AnonGuest 4 years ago

      Lol for like the 6 months it’ll have left once it finally releases.

  20. Chicken Little: “Oh my goodness the sky is falling!”

    People that FAIL to read the press release about the buyout: “T-Mobile is dead! I’m swapping to Sprint!”

    The truth: The world is ending in Dec of 2012 so why not buy all the cool stuff you can?

  21. Richard YarrellGuest 4 years ago

    Yes this device will have 768gig of ram not 1gb like the Htc Evo3d. The Pyramid will have Qualcomm Dualcore Snapdragon Processor MSM8260 not the MSM8660 like the Htc Evo 3d. They both will have the Adreno 220 gpu. The Htc Evo3d will perform better and be faster than the Pyramid. Regardless this is still a great device for tmobile fans.

  22. Richard YarrellGuest 4 years ago

    Yes this device will have 768gig of ram not 1gb like the Htc Evo3d. The Pyramid will have Qualcomm Dualcore Snapdragon Processor MSM8260 not the MSM8660 like the Htc Evo 3d. They both will have the Adreno 220 gpu. The Htc Evo3d will perform better and be faster than the Pyramid. Regardless this is still a great device for tmobile fans.

  23. Richard YarrellGuest 4 years ago

    Yes this device will have 768gig of ram not 1gb like the Htc Evo3d. The Pyramid will have Qualcomm Dualcore Snapdragon Processor MSM8260 not the MSM8660 like the Htc Evo 3d. They both will have the Adreno 220 gpu. The Htc Evo3d will perform better and be faster than the Pyramid. Regardless this is still a great device for tmobile fans.

  24. Android JetGuest 4 years ago

    Android 2.4? Has it been released yet?

  25. ritaGuest 4 years ago

    fugly back, fugly specs!

  26. AM123Guest 4 years ago

    What happened to this at CTIA?? :(

  27. JoshuaGuest 4 years ago

    Yeah, no mention of this at CTIA? Honestly i’m really not that interested unless it has the super display. My MyTouch 4G is plenty fast, the extra core doesn’t impress me.

  28. No_ATTGuest 4 years ago

    Comment

  29. No_ATTGuest 4 years ago

    its settled, its gonna be the this… or the mytouch 4g… havent decided yet… anyone wanna help me out? im pretty sure its this though… the mt4g is like 250 dollars… this will come out at about 200 (based on tmobiles trend) and at the time this will be cheaper (its really weird) and for better specs… yah, im sold

    but any advice im open too

  30. keepntabsGuest 4 years ago

    I have the HD2, had it re-flashed to Android 2.2, and love it. My biggest gripe is that the phone doesn’t have a built-in stand like other HTC phones. I load movies onto my memory card, and watch them while commuting or flying on an airplane. I have the plastic case that has a stand, but it makes the phone a little bulkier to carry. Anyway, I was hoping that the Pyramid would have a stand, but it looks like that’s a not to be based upon these photos. BUMMER!

  31. FarkleGuest 4 years ago

    I saw someone ask but no replies – the big question given that there are multiple high phones coming out by or over this summer and you have to jump in eventually… to me… is which to buy

    The G2X or Pyramid?

    Thoughts?

  32. JerryGuest 4 years ago

    well, since it’s now out…..and is called the Sensation you can now unlock it and use whatever carriers SIM you choose http://unlockcellphonecode.com/code-for-unlocking-t-mobile-htc-sensation