After splashing our pages a couple times in August and drawing some attention from the T-Mobile faithful, the HTC Ruby shied away from the limelight until it was outed by Thai blog Droid Sans.
Its latest pictorial confirms the majority of the specs that we reported previously for the Ruby and fills in a couple missing details.
- Dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S3
- 4.3-inch qHD display
- 8 megapixel rear camera (w/dual LED flash), 2 megapixel front camera
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB Storage
- Android 2.3.4 with Sense 3.5 UI
- Support for T-Mobile 4G (42 Mbps)
- NFC support
The device seen here isn’t running final software, so don’t infer anything by its lack of Sense.
Those of you who rely on your Android phone as a point-and-shoot camera will probably enjoy the return of dedicated shutter buttons for videos and stills. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve really missed that feature in moving from the Droid X to the Thunderbolt; I actually find myself using the camera on my phone less as a result.
We’re still expecting to see the Ruby/Amaze 4G launch in tandem with the Hercules/Galaxy S II on October 26th. As you are no doubt aware, T-Mobile did nothing to clarify what exactly is running under the hood on their Galaxy S II. We can’t be sure how the Samsung device will differentiate itself beyond the 4.5-inch screen. That spec alone will probably lead pixel peepers to the Ruby, as its 4.3-inch qHD screen should offer a much smoother, if less vibrant, look.
The Ruby is checking all the boxes with its specs, but if it’s a three way shoot out between the HTC Ruby, the Samsung Hercules and the “Nexus Prime” on T-Mobile come October 26th, which phone will you be backing?