HTC Announce the Desire HD!

The HTC Desire HD, along with the Desire Z, have both been made official at a special HTC event in London today.  Speculation has been rife over the features these two new smartphones would have, so we’re pleased to be able to take a good look at the final spec list!

The HTC Desire HD features:

  • 4.3″ Super LCD touchscreen with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution.
  • 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and face recognition.
  • 720p HD video recording.
  • A 1Ghz Snapdragon 8255 processor, 768MB RAM and 1.5GB of internal storage.
  • 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Android 2.2 with HTC Sense.
  • GPS and a digital compass.
  • DLNA certified.
  • Dolby Mobile and SRS Surround audio.

The Desire HD is essentially the same device as the HTC EVO currently available in the USA, but without the 4G connectivity or by the looks of it, the kickstand on the rear panel.  Doesn’t matter though, as this is a serious smartphone with an impressive specification and typical HTC good looks.

Like the Desire Z, also launched at the same event, the Desire HD has a metal casing but the weight is slightly less than the Z thanks to the lack of a keyboard, dropping it down to 164 grams.  The phone also has a proximity, ambient light and a G-sensor, a 3.5mm headphone socket, Bluetooth 2.1 and a microSD card slot.

The HTC Desire HD is expected to become available sometime in mid-October, with pricing to be confirmed.

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