Dec 19 AT 3:43 PM Nick Gray 45 Comments

AT&T’s HTC Elite could launch in April; Verizon’s HTC Fireball may be right around the corner

htc_beats_logo Image via: HTC Source of HTC Rezound

According to a new leak, HTC is working on yet another Android device that will debut in the first half of 2012. The new handset is currently known as the HTC Elite and is expected to run on Android 4.0 with Beats Audio integration. While rumors about the HTC Ville and HTC Edge came with a few more details, all we know for now is that the HTC Elite is scheduled to launch during the second week of April on AT&T’s 4G network and could bear the name HTC Congressional.

We’re going to assume that the HTC Elite will feature support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network and will have a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor and a large display, but we’ll need another leaked rumor in order to confirm any of our suspicions.

If an AT&T handset isn’t what you need, might we suggest the HTC Fireball? The new handset recently made an appearance in Verizon’s inventory system as the ADR6410 and is listed as a 4G device. No other details are available at this time, but we’re going to assume that the HTC Fireball is simply another variant of HTC’s 2011 dual-core lineup. We suspect Verizon will announce the HTC Fireball at CES in a few short weeks.

HTC’s next generation of Android handsets may be right around the corner (Q2 of 2012), but we know some people simply can’t wait that long. How long will you hold out before you make your next purchase?

Source: BGR

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • stenzor

    Quietly brilliant

    • Julio Chavez

      HTC Fireball? I think they should come up with a better name.

      • beatrixasdfghjk.

        Come on, Fireball’s only a codename.
        They called the Sensation ‘Pyramid’ before its announcement.

  • zyphbear

    I’m Glad that HTC isn’t sitting down relaxing, but instead coming up with new devices on all the carriers too. I bet with the way things are going HTC might be back in line for the next Nexus again next year!

  • keridel

    I cant wait to see htc 2012 offering. I will do my best to beg borrow or steal one as soon as they are launched

  • YMS123

    Verizon and AT&T have been getting a lot of new phones lately, nothing from Sprint… I guess we’ll have to wait until their LTE network is up and running…

  • David Hughes

    I have always been a fan of HTC phones going back to my WinMobile days, but they need to give options of having sense installed on their phones. Now with ICS maybe most of that bloatware can be disabled without having to root the phones. My nexus is smooth between all menu options and I am enjoying it free of any Sense

    • cam178

      How did you do it. Root your phone, Ive got a desire hboot .93

  • Martjn2

    More handsets, nice!

  • Thomas Biard

    Being a constant Motorola owner I have had very little desire to go to HTC, however my family all have the Incredible and I know that phone to be top of the line in quality. If they put something out that catches my attention, I won’t have any hesitation to come to continuing line of excellent Android phones

  • jamal adam

    HTC looks to be make a big statement with all the high profile smartphones coming in 2012. GO HTC!!

  • pekosROB

    Wow, I forgot that CES is next month and MWC is right after that in February! My how time flies when you are preoccupied with gorgeous HD screens, videos and photos, blazing LTE/WiMax speeds, and games with beautiful graphics!

    • eallan

      Great time to be a geek isn’t it?

      • pekosROB

        man the beginning of the year is such an AWEESSSSSOMMMMMEEEE time to be a geek. And the end. They announce at the beginning of the year and you have your device by the end of the year.

  • amgala

    While I don’t expect to have buyer’s remorse about my G-Nex, I love HTC products! My Droid Incredible is an awesome phone that my wife is now enjoying. I’m glad they are pushing Android and tech forward!

  • Wilson Lara

    I love how HTC releases the same phones over and over again. Looks like the Sensation is headed to AT&T and Verizon.

  • Jeff

    What’s the ETA on Qualcomm S4 chips?

  • GeauxLSU

    Well the Nexus took so long to come out that I decided to wait until the Droid 4 comes out (hopefully soon). Then I’m sure I’ll want to wait for the next great thing to come out. I bought an OG Droid off ebay last December to see how I would like Android in anticipation of my contract ending earlier this year. I’ve set the middle of February as my deadline to get a new phone.

  • cxandroid

    Go ahead and leave the Beats audio off of my devices.

    I expect I’ll be getting a Nexus when I’m up for renewal in February anyway.

  • sap 26

    I’m eager to see what HTC has to bring in 2012. I’ve been anxious to try out the Beats Audio.

  • taketheleap

    Every time I see the “Beats Audio” symbol, I think of Dr. Dre in that freaky futuristic mask from the HP commercials. You know, the one that looks like something from an “Aliens” movie.

    … I am assuming I am alone in that crazy thought.

    • cxandroid

      Then they did a good job marketing. Question is, does it make you want to buy?

      BTW, it is the same Beats, and by all accounts, it’s crap.

    • pekosROB

      That commercial was AWESOME.

  • Nathan D.

    I’ll until 2/16/12 since my contracts expires that day :D

  • alxrock

    Well I hope that htc has something good coming to Sprint in the first half of 2012. My OG Evo has been great but I’m ready for something bigger and better. I could switch carriers but I couldn’t deal with limited data plans.

  • ramenchef

    Hopefully this uses the new Krait SoC from Qualcomm. I expect good things from that chip in 2012.

  • ArticulateFool

    2012 will be an exciting year for the mobile world!

  • Jorge Branco

    I wish they had the balls to release it as the HTC L33T

  • lokidokie

    I’m thinking 2012 will be a huge year for the mobile world

  • Oscar Ortega

    Is this HTC Pokemon?

  • Willy Morgan

    Is this supposed to be what was being referred to as the HTC Edge? If so, I’m really looking forward to seeing the phone itself. As much as I enjoy Samsung phones I’ve always been a huge fan of HTC phones. I’ve always found them to be much better looking from a design perspective than the Samsung phones. Plus, if it’s anything like the leaked photos of the Edge, it’ll be a 1000% improvement to the Edge. That is the ugliest phone that HTC has ever put out.

  • mclarensr

    Fireball? At this rate they are going to run out of names.

  • Richard Yarrell

    I wish HTC well I do miss the EVO 4G and EVO 3D I had on sprint. Today I am rolling with the best smartphone device period the Galaxy Nexus on verizon but I will be keeping close watch of what happens on sprint espically if LTE gets up and running by August 2012. Look out for the EVO BRAND 2012..

  • Louis A

    Nice HTC, rock on! Make sure you get all bugs out and 4G LTE working right before you release.

  • Six8Six

    Perhaps a design shift HTC? Your phones look the same!

  • donger

    don’t like the names lol

  • staryoshi

    If I didn’t just buy an epic 4g touch I would be very excited about the htc edge. I can’t wait to see how fast the mobile hardware develops in 2012.

  • cam kyle

    I’d love to win this to give to my daughter who needs some new excellent technology.which I can’t afford this Christmas.

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  • GeauxLSU

    I’m excited about the possibility of a slide-out keyboard from HTC on Verizon.

  • Adryan maldonado

    All I can say is it will be a while before I purchase another phone period but a this point I personally wouldn’t pick a htc. Not because I think they’re terrible it’s that personally don’t like sense and the galxy nexus is the best choice out there currently.

  • dillonb93

    Looks like I’m gonna have to sign another contract with verizon so I can get in on some of these great htc phones coming out.

  • humidity

    Can’t wait for CES to announce all sorts of phones!

  • Oscar Ortega

    HTC meets pokemon!
    HTC Firered
    HTC LeafGreen
    Htc Gold
    Htc yellow pikachu edition!!

  • djd

    big HTC fan,cannot wait to see the fireball,im ready to upgrade right now,so i gotta sit back and wait a bit,i did hear itll have a slide out keyboard.if so im all over it…