November 28, 2014

HTC Runnymede Unearthed with 4.7-inch Display [UPDATE]

Here’s yet another potent Android phone to put on your radar, the HTC Runnymede. According to information gathered by Pocketnow, the device first surfaced a few weeks back when it was listed in EXIF data on an image sharing website. On the surface, the specs sound like an upper echelon smart phone but not quite the top of the line. Digging a little deeper we learn there are some added details that should enhance the overall value of the Runnymede.

UPDATE: Skip on to the rest of the article to see an image of the Runnymede as well as some additional specs and pricing!  Looks like there will be 16GB and 32GB versions of this phone.

The hard specs:

  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with Sense 3.5
  • 4.7-inch Display (800×480)
  • 1.5GHz single-core MSM8255
  • 768MB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage
  • 8-megapixel camera (720p video, dual flash)
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Less than 10 millimeters thick
  • DLNA
  • Bundled Beats headphones (not earphones)

Some of you might scoff at the Runnymede’s single-core processor and 800×480 resolution but check out these next few details.

The camera, for instance, is said to feature a backlit sensor plus 28mm wide-angle lens and focal ratio of f/2.2 (compared to the iPhone 4’s smaller f/2.8); in video mode, it can supposedly capture footage at 60 frames-per-second, more than twice that of the average handset. Obviously sound quality will also play a big role here, with Runnymede featuring SRS Surround, dual microphones, and even recognizing when it’s plugged into the Beats headphones.

Pocketnow tells us that the Runnymede should be ready to roll in time for the holidays although the wireless provider is still up in the air.

UPDATE: We’ve since received the document you see below which also includes pricing and additional specifications.

Pocketnow



  • mark

    I’m not liking this trend….all the “super” phones are sprouting these giant displays.  After 4 inches or so, the phone’s getting way to big.

    If this trend continues, the only way to get a pocketable phone is to get a cheap under-performer.  So not fair!

    • No Runnymede Here!

      Nope, nope, nope…I absolutely love this phone EXCEPT for the 1.5GHz SINGLE core processor! The wholw industry is leaning/moving into dual-core and even quad-core (in the very near future) processors and they’re sticking a single 1.5GHz chip in here?

      I would jump at this phone ans consider it a worthy upgrade when put against my trusty EVO 4G Supersonic. I mean c’mon, look at the specs of the EVO – it’s still a relevant piece of hardware even after more than a year into it’s life cycle. Not only that but also take into consideration the EVO can be COMPLETELY unlocked allowing us to make a unique device – theoretically no two EVO’s (outside of hardware) should be alike.

      I dunno if I’m ready to give that up in the name of simple temptation. PERIOD.

      • No Runnymede Here!

        Forgive my typos please!

  • Joe

    HTC Sense + 4.7-inch screen + 1.5 ghz + 1600 mah battery = LOL NO BATTERY LIFE

  • Anonymous

    Hell no, if you have small girly hands so be it but I’m all about these 5″+ beasts. Nice phone though, pity they opted for the single core processor. Bet the camera will be lick ass…

  • Martine

    Yes I can’t wait till it comes hope we get it in Australia!

  • Kakoo

    Great Job HTC, it must be Hybrid Tablet and Phone like this for 2012. It’s a new page of HTC’s success.

  • Kakoo

    Great Job HTC, it must be Hybrid Tablet and Phone like this for 2012. It’s a new page of HTC’s success.