As if we haven't seen plenty of leaks already, the HTC Rezound was made official today at the HTC event in NYC. All the details can be seen here. Complete with a 4.3" 1280 x 720p HD display and Beats Audio integration, both a first for HTC in the US. Powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and an 8 megapixel camera on the rear this will be the new flagship 4G LTE device from HTC on Verizon.
In case you weren't following any live blogs or missed all the details regarding this new 4G LTE superphone I've nicely gathered a few hands-on for everyone to look over and get as much Rezound as they can handle. All the links above show the official specs, details, and launch dates so below will be dedicated to hands-on coverage. Before we get started check out the HTC Facebook page for tons of pictures (where most of these came from). Be sure to stay tuned to Android Community as we'll have the Rezound in shortly for a full in-depth hands-on and review by yours truly.
What's up Dr Dre!
In the mean time here is the hands-on from Tech Crunch, as you can see from some of their pictures this smartphone is definitely not the thinnest we've seen lately. Coming in around 14mm thick it sure is a fatty. Here is what Jordan Crook had to say:
I never experienced any hiccups, though there was a very slight slow down with a handful of apps running at once. HTC’s Sense UI happens to be one of my favorites (if forced to choose between manufacturer skins), but many of you may still want to ditch HTC’s UI for something a little more vanilla.
Then you can check out a few pictures and hands-on video from The Verge if you feel like enjoying what that team of gadget lovers caught on video. Their own Chris Ziegler focused on the display and mentions just how pretty it really is.
And what about that 720p display? At a glance it's simply gorgeous, as you might expect. If you're familiar with the level of clarity and smoothness you get from the iPhone 4 and 4S, the Rezound is in the same class — the pixel density is essentially the same — and it'll blow your mind at this screen size.
Then LaptopMag also checks it out while also focusing on the display and how much better the display is over, say, the Bionic -- but we already knew that was coming. Here's what Mark Spoonauer had to say:
Having a 720p screen might sound like overkill for a phone, but we appreciated the enhanced detail when loading Laptopmag.com next to the Droid Bionic. We saw more lines of text on the Rezound, and the panel is fairly bright. However, the viewing angles on this LCD aren’t as wide as what you’ll find on the HTC Droid RAZR or Galaxy Nexus, both of which have Super AMOLED screens.
Then here are a few pictures provided from the HTC Facebook page linked to above as well as the brand new promo video for the HTC Rezound.