Down under in Australia HTC is set to unleash their newest and fastest 4G LTE equipped smartphone to Telstra. We know it here in the states as the HTC Vivid and previous leaks (even down under) had it titled the HTC Holiday. This 4.5″ screen packing LTE smartphone is headed to Telstra and according to HTC is “coming soon”.
Being called the HTC Velocity 4G we already know plenty about this smartphone. We recently reviewed its twin brother the HTC Vivid and you can see our review below. It features a 4.5″ qHD 960 x 540 resolution display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (Vivid was 1.2 GHz) and HTC Sense UI 3.5 all running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It has a unique and personally quite ugly squared pyramid shaped design and is wrapped in a lightweight aluminum. We do get an 8 megapixel camera on the back and dual LED flash so that is a plus.
Early leaks of the HTC Holiday spotted it running on Telstra’s new 4G LTE network long before the phone hit the US, and now it is finally headed their way. HTC’s own website has the smartphone listed as “coming soon” to Telstra so most likely we’ll be hearing something shortly from both parties. Unless someone else beats them to the party the HTC Velocity 4G LTE will be Telstra and Australia’s first LTE smartphone.