Aug 11 AT 1:48 PM Alberto Vildosola 26 Comments

HD galore: Sony Ericsson Nozomi, HTC Vigor, LG Revolution 2 all to have HD screens


HD screens are going to be all the craze this Christmas season. Not even two hours after we reported on Samsung’s rumored 720p-packing devices, along comes some new rumors that add Sony Ericsson, HTC and LG to the mix. These four companies, if we’re to believe these rumors, are currently working on a handful of Android phones that will make the iPhone’s Retina Display look like an old CRT monitor.

Let’s start with the Sony Ericsson Nozomi. The phone will supposedly launch with a 1.4 GHz single-core Snapdragon S2 processor (MSM8655T) with an Adreno 205 GPU. Not really what you’d call high-end, but we’ll have to make do. The device will be powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and pack 1 GB of RAM. So far, the Nozomi looks like your regular mid-end Android device. However, the phone stands out from the pack with its 4.3-inch screen and 1280 × 720 pixel resolution (also known as 720p resolution). If my math skills are working today, a 4.3-inch screen with a 720p resolution has a pixel density of 341. Which is 15 more than what the iPhone 4 has.

Moving right along, let’s talk about the HTC Vigor. According to Droid-Life, the HTC Vigor will also have a 4.3-inch 720p screen like the one found on the Nozomi. However, the HTC Vigor will kick things up a notch with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, an 8 MP rear-facing camera and a brand new version of HTC Sense numbered 3.5.

Also found on the HTC Vigor will be 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 2 MP front-facing camera, Android 2.3.4 and–get this–Beats by Dre support. Now that’s amazingly coincidental. Throw in Ice Cream Sandwich, and I’ll buy not one but two of these puppies.

Finally, we have the LG Revolution 2. The device will supposedly have a 4.5-inch HD screen; although, we’re not sure which resolution exactly. Droid-Life claims the phone will be thinner than both the HTC Vigor and the iPhone 4, while also having support for Verizon’s 4G network. As some of you might remember, a mysterious device codenamed LG P930 popped up with a 720p screen back in May. Whether the P930 and the LG Revolution 2 are the same device is anyone’s guess.

If you’ve been keeping track, we have at least five new Android devices coming out with a 720p screen this Fall. We also have Motorola’s Dinara on the horizon, but that one could arrive early next year. With so many great devices coming out in the near future, which one will you be making your best buddy this Christmas?

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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