HTC Kingdom Rebranded as HTC Hero 4G, Image Leaked

Sprint, after having recently launched their first 3D smart phone, the EVO 3D, looks to be knee deep in their next big Android handset.  We recently reported that HTC Kingdom passed through the FCC featuring Sprint‘s radio frequencies and now it looks like Kingdom is getting a more formal, yet familiar name.

The device recently passed its DLNA test with the name of HTC Hero 4G.  Long time Android followers will recall the first device to land in the U.S. with Sense was Sprint and HTC‘s Hero. Could we be getting a true successor out of the two with support for the carrier’s 4G network?  Signs are pointing to yes.

Below you can see the leaked render image of the Hero 4G, courtesy to PocketNow

What we know so far about the specs is that it will run on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense UI, featuring a 4 inch qHD display, 1.2GHz single-core processor (I doubt single-core),  768 MB RAM, 5MP rear camera with 720p video recording and 1.3MP front facing camera for video chatting. Why I doubt single-core because we are living in a world where new and flagship smartphones are coming with high-end specs which includes a dual-core processor too. So as it will be Sprint‘s new flagship device, it might be featuring a dual core processor. So anyone looking forward to get one from Sprint or already got EVO 3D? Tell us in the comment box below.

  • It looks great with definite HTC design style. I am using a htc desire cellphone and I think it is really great for me.

  • Thanx for the update, but I have a few qualms with the article: 
    You doubt single core? You state that like nobody is making single-core procs in any phones anymore. Droid Charge anybody? And there’s no way that the moniker “Hero” is going to return to be “Sprint’s new flagship device”… “EVO” is their flagship and they have made it quite clear as such. 

  • CM

    I agree with Frank, there is no way Sprint would make the “Hero” anywhere near their flagship device or brand. Evo is clearly the front runner and its crazy to think otherwise.

  • Shen

    How much the price it would be?

  • Redley2206

    Thats funny. I have a Hero and love it.  I emailed HTC about a month ago and asked them if they had plans on releasing a newer version of the Hero.  They replied and said NO.  I can’t wait to read the final specs on it.  Its the best phone i’ve ever had and will definitely consider getting the new one.

    • hero 4g 2011

      a month ago the htc hero was going to be the HTC Kingdom most likely a last minute brand change as to why the email responded to say there would be no htc hero

  • Thing is that the Evo 3d doesn’t really interest me. I want an 8MP dual core 1080p recording phone with a great screen. 3d? Who cares. NFC would be nice as well.