If leaks and rumors are to be believed, HTC is putting final embellishments on its upcoming Beats-enabled, 4.7-inch Android smartphone said to be called the HTC Bass, also referred to in online circles as the HTC Runnymede.
Recent reports point to October 6 as HTC’s target for the HTC Runnymede/Bass release date.
Engadget recently found a YouTube video showing the device. The video leaks out some interesting spec details about the HTC Bass. Perhaps the most significant ones are its screen size, its zippy performance, Beats Audio, camera, and carrier that the device is potentially headed to.
Although the original video from YouTube has been removed, Engadget was able to keep a backup copy.
The video shows the HTC Bass (HTC Runnymede) sporting a screen size that seems to confirm earlier reports. Previous reports have said that the Bass/Runnymede will carry a 4.7-inch screen with 800×400 display resolution.
The video also suggests great graphics performance, despite reports of its having a single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 (1.5 GHz) processor.
The Beats by Dr. Dre logo is also clearly stamped on the bottom of the back plate. This also confirms earlier leaks about the HTC Runnymede’s being one of the first HTC devices to come with Beats technology.
The front of the HTC Bass shows a secondary camera, while the back of the device also shows a camera with dual-LED flash. Reports say that the HTC Runnymede’s primary camera will be 8-megapixel (with 720p HD video recording) and the secondary camera will be 1.3-megapixel.
Although the video shows Vodafone UK as the carrier that the device is connected to, it doesn’t say for certain whether the HTC Bass will be headed to that carrier exclusively or whether the device was just being tested on a Vodafone UK connection.
Other previously leaked specs for the HTC Runnymede / HTC Bass include Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, 768 MB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a set of Beats headphones included in the box.
What do you think of this not-exactly-pocket-sized Beats-capable Android smartphone from HTC?