Sep 13 AT 2:13 PM Nick Gray 12 Comments

HTC Runnymede, Bliss official specs, images leaked


The specs for the upcoming HTC Bliss and HTC Runnymede haven’t exactly been a well kept secret, but we thought we’d share some new documents that have just hit the web.  For the most part, it looks like all the previous reports about the HTC Runnymede and Bliss have been spot on–right down to the Charm Indicator accessory for the female-focused HTC Bliss.

The leaked spec sheet for the Bliss belongs to the GSM variant expected in Europe, but we’re pretty sure the Verizon version of the handset will be nearly identical.  The HTC Runnymede, on the other hand, is more of a mystery.  It features an unusually large 4.7-inch WVGA display and a Qualcomm MSN 8255 processor overclocked to 1.5 GHz.  The main selling points for the Runnymede are the included Beats Solo headphones and the handset’s 9.9mm thickness.  Unlike the Bliss, we do not have any indication that the HTC Runnymede will be headed to the US market.

While the marketing tactic for the HTC Bliss is a bit odd for us, the phone itself should appeal to those looking for a mid-range phone with a little extra sense of style.  We’re not sure what to make of the HTC Runnymede.  Is it a competitor with other dual-core powered phones or simply a media-centric device with a large (low-resolution) display paired with a nice set of Beats headphones?  Who do you think will be purchasing the HTC Bliss and Runnymede once they hit the market?

runnymede-2 bliss-1 bliss-2 bliss-3 htc_runnymede_beats runnymede-1

HTC Runnymede Specs

  • Qualcomm MSN 8255 1.5 GHz (single-core) processor
  • 4.7-inch WVGA  (16 million colors) display
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 1600 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9
  • 768 MB DDR2 RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • 8 megapixel autofocus rear camera (F2.2, 28mm lens)
  • 720p video recording with stereo audio
  • 1.3 megapixel fixed focus front camera
  • FM Radio
  • WiFi
  • Sensors: Gyro, Digital Compass, G-sensor, Proximity, Ambient Light
  • Dual-LED flash
  • LED notification light
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 5 pin micro-USB

HTC Bliss Specs

  • Qualcomm MSM 8255 1GHz (single-core) processor
  • 3.7-inch Super LCD WVGA (16 million colors) display
  • 5 megapixel auto focus rear camera (F2.2, 28mm lens)
  • 720p HD video recording
  • VGA fixed focus front camera
  • LED flash
  • Dimensions: 119 x 60.8 x 10.86mm
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal storage
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • WiFi
  • GSP antenna
  • Sensors: Gyro, Digital Compass, G-sensor, Proximity, Ambient Light
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 5 pin micro-USB

Via: Unwired View

Source: This Is My Next

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • joe

    Nice looking hardware, but as soon as I see HTC Sense I think of how slow it will be to get OS updates and my eyes glaze over.

    • Nick Gray

      You might want to rethink that statement. According to our findings, HTC is the best at updating their phones. HTC has more phones running Android 2.3 with HTC Sense than there are stock Android 2.3 phones on the market.

      The myth about stock Android phones getting updates sooner that those with custom UI’s was busted a long time ago.

    • epic fail htc

      4.7 inches???? wtf i don wanna have a dick in my pocket….fail!

      • Rob

        Thank you! I just cannot believe how people go crazy about these huge screens. I don’t carry a purse. I’m a man. I need a phone that fits in my pocket.

        Honestly, from a form-factor perspective, I’d take a Pre-3 over just about any Android phone (at least the ones available on Sprint).

        • Karderoc

          It’s the same comment over and over every time a phone has a bigger screen, it was the same thing for 3.7″, 4″, 4.3″… each time they could go in the pocket so

  • http://None CaribGrackle

    I still need to try an HTC phone and their Sense, but I’ve always thought they seem to make good solid phones, and these specs sound nice. Will have to wait and see the price to see how will it do on the market this days.

  • Richard Yarrell

    In my world it’s ashame how far behind people are when it comes to reality. Htc takes care of all there devices as far as software is concerned and is simply the best in the smartphone industry as far as updates go. Nobody beats what htc is doing.

    • squiddy20

      Oh look! You posted this not even 20 minutes ago and your comment is already at -3. I wonder how low it’ll go THIS time. -47 is the lowest I’ve EVER seen, and that was one of your typically ignorant and stupid comments.

      • Kye

        I dont know what i find more amusing…. Richards internet fanboy stupidity or your utter hatred for it. I really find the pair of you so funny.

        I actually love the pair of you, if you both stopped it, the aam comments would be much less entertaining.

        Richard must be thick skinned almost to the point of retarded not to feel somewhat embarrassed, that as an adult man he demonstrates on internet blog sites that he has nothing more to care about than a phone with gimmick 3d tech. Its a laugh really.

        • Richard Yarrell

          Imagine what Kye and this sad squiddy20 must look like (2) more worthless bums

  • Dustin Earley

    Specs and software aside, that is one gorgeous phone.

    • DROID Sam

      I have to agree. HTC and Samsung have put out phone Android hpones in the past, but this one is as sexy as they come. I’m not digging the 4.7-inch WVGA screen, but I’d be game if they don’t jack the price up too high withthe Beats Solo headphones.