We are always on the prowl for tidbits about new smartphones and other gear that pack Android inside. Some specs on a new HTC smartphone packing a big screen have surfaced. The smartphone is called the HTC Runnymede, which sounds like something that happens after drinking too much old-fashioned British ale. The device has been seen previously on a photo site in EXIF data, but that data on had the name.
Now the full specs list has surfaced and the phone sounds interesting indeed. It will supposedly run Android 2.3.4 gingerbread and have a 4.7-inch 480 x 800 display. Inside the smartphone are a single-core MSM8255 processor and 768MB of RAM. Onboard storage is 16GB and the device is DLNA. The rear camera is an 8MP unit that can record 720p HD video and has dual LED flash.
The front camera is a 1.3MP unit and the phone is less than 10mm thick. It will run HTC Sense 3.5 as well and has bundled set of Beats headphones that are apparently the normal sort of headphones not ear buds. The camera also has some interesting internals like a 28mm wide-angle lens and an f/2.2 and the video can be recorded at 60fps. The only thing I don’t like is the single core processor.