We have been waiting in awe for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, as well as some other devices that will blow our minds. Next year is going to be quite an exciting one for the Android world, though. As always, technology does not stop evolving, and today’s devices will look like nothing compared to what is coming.
Engadget just got a hold of some details and a rendered image for a device that we have not yet heard of. This superphone is code-named the HTC Zeta. As you can see in the image, its design is quite interesting. The dimensions are quite impressive for what the device is claimed to pack. Measuring 109.8 x 60.9 x 9.8mm, and weighing 5.15 ounces, the HTC Zeta will be relatively thin and reasonably light. Its sharp, thin edges make it look like quite an elegant device, though.
Sure it looks great, but the aesthetics are not what have us surprised. It is the rumored specs that have us looking forward to seeing more details about this beast. The device is rumored to come packed with Ice Cream Sandwich (with some form of HTC Sense), a quad-core 2.5 GHz APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 4.5-inch 720p HD display, 32 GB of internal storage, Beats Audio, Buetooth 4.0, an 8MP reafacing camera (dual LED flash, 1080p video) and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. All of this would be powered by a 1,830mAh battery.
Needless to say that these specs are quite impressive, especially that 2.5 GHz processor. In fact, that sounds a little too nice, and we should not be expecting a device like this to be released any time soon. In fact, Qualcomm does mention that their next-generation Krait core will be able of such clock speeds, but we do not expect such processors to be available until late 2012 at the earliest. A more likely launch window would be 2013.
As always, let’s take all of this information with a grain of salt. One thing is for sure, though. It will take a very long time for this device to be released if those specs happen to be real. Leaks of a device a year before its release are definitely rare, so it is fair game to suspect that some of the rumored specs may be wrong. Either way, this sure is a good-looking smartphone! Let’s see what next year holds for us! Things are looking good, aren’t they? Personally, this device looks great!