Sep 26 AT 2:03 PM Dustin Earley 15 Comments

HTC Vigor photo shoot confirms 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 720p HD display, LTE and more

This upcoming holiday season will be defined by a few select devices. The iPhone will no doubt snag its fair share of customers on whatever carriers it lands. But there will be an impressive portfolio of Android devices launching on all carriers that will most certainly give any iDevice a run for its money. The next Nexus is slated to come out soon, quite possibly rocking very similar specs to the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S II LTE HD. The Bionic has already landed. All the Galaxy S II variants will undoubtedly do great once they come out. And then there’s the HTC Vigor.

The Vigor is HTC’s newest masterpiece. It features all the latest and greatest features you could want in a phone, along with that signature HTC quality fans have come to know and love. Today, some new pictures of the Vigor have found their way online, confirming all the specs that, until now, have been only rumors.

Against the already released and upcoming super-phones of Q3/Q4 2011, the Vigor more than holds its own. With a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, today’s leaked pictures reveal that the Vigor will be rocking Verizon’s 4G LTE network, along with a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 720p HD display, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, an 8 megapixel rear camera, Android 2.3.4 and HTC Sense 3.5. Other slightly less confirmed specs include 1 GB of RAM and Beats Audio. That information comes from a leaked RUU torn apart by HDBlog.

As far as how the device looks, a dark chrome bezel on the front will be contrasted against a textured rubber-like battery door. There’s also lots of red (the speaker grill and camera bezel) and black to be found, as expected from a Verizon branded HTC device.

Unfortunately, we still don’t know exactly when this thing will launch. Or the release name. Incredible HD sounded good for awhile, but a recent leak points toward Verizon releasing the HTC Rezound very shortly. Whatever the final name or launch date is, do you plan to pick one up? Anything already disappointing or exciting you? Let us know in the comments below.

Tutorial video pulled from leaked RUU

Source: DroidLife

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Brandon E

    All i read was BATTERY DRAINER

    • Dustin Earley

      I have faith in HTC. They’ve been pretty good in the past.

    • Sean the Electrofreak

      That just shows your ignorance, then. Dual-core, higher clock speed phones on smaller feature sizes are much more battery efficient than single-core, lower clock speed phones on larger feature sizes.

      Also understand that 1.5 GHz is maximum clock speed; the phone is capable of running at that speed if it needs the processing power (allowing it to complete complex tasks quickly) and will run at lower speeds or go into low-power idle when it does not need the processing power. This means that a 1.5 GHz phone does not need to consume any more power than, say the same SoC clocked at 1 GHz. It’ll complete tasks 50% faster while consuming maybe 30% more power, which means that it actually end up saving energy under typical use.


    • Dags

      That is an indication of both your knowledge and comprehension.

    • NeoJesus

      And HTC is still using a crappy BlueZ bluetooth stack so none of their new phones will phone book sync with cars older than 2009!

    • NeoJesus

      All I read was PISS POOR BROKEN BLUEZ BLUE TOOTH 3.0 STACK that doesn’t work on blue tooth 2.x cars.

  • Nathan

    Sweet phone :)

  • CTown

    Is it Krait based?

    • Zhi Hao

      Unfortunately, that’s not likely… Most likely Snapdragon S3. Krait’s only due next year :(

  • Richard Yarrell

    Another Snapdragon S3 product which has been great for us so far in 2011. People on Verizon will love this device and should be lining up for this one. This device will have better internal storage than my EVO 3D and a little faster processor 1.5 to 1.2Ghz another plus. This is definitely the prelude to the future line of EVO BRAND in 2012. Pay close attention that 4.7 to 5.2 inch screen will be arriving on sprint with the Snapdragon S4 Processors that have the capacity of 2.5Ghz and 2.0 Gb of ram which will be Quadcore.. 2012 will be big but Meanwhile Verizon dude’s should be happy..

    • snowbdr89

      Dick dont even put this phone in the same catagory as your lame evo with that pathetic wimax, this phone is not any prelude to your gay evo line!! Idiot

  • HackNet

    Wow these images are so pathetic. You could of cleaned off your finger prints before taking pics of it. wow.

  • Gary Brown

    I’m a little on the fence with the Vigor/Incredible HD/Rezound. If this phone doesn’t have HDMI out/MIrroring, then HTC really dropped the ball on this one. Anybody know or heard any rumors regarding HDMI mirroring? Keeping my fingers crossed smh

    • BJ

      I was going to say the same thing. A lack of HDMI-out would really put the Vigor back in the competition with the other top phones coming out around the holidays.

      • matt1981m

        I have seen these images several times but I am shocked that I did not see this before. Check out the micro usb port in the image… It is the same one HTC used on the ADR6300, and supported rca video out using a special cable. So maybe this will have MHL support over a proprietary video cable?