Meeting Expectations? Official Specs for G2 (aka HTC Vision) Announced.
You have all probably heard the news already, but in case you haven’t, on September 9th, T-Mobile made the official announcement concerning the true identity of the infamous G2 aka Vision aka Vanguard aka G1 Blaze. The cat is finally out of the bag and after months of speculation, rumors, and more rumors, the true specs of the device are out in the open. The HTC Vision will have the following hardware:
- MSM7230 Snapdragon Processor Clocked at 800 MHz;
- 4 GB of Internal Memory and 8 GB microSD card (included);
- 5 MP camera with dual LED;
- 720p recording capabilities;
- Ability to use HSPA+ (4G for GSM devices);
- Physical qwerty keyboard;
While the device itself looks rather impressive, we can’t help but to feel that HTC could have done much better in a few departments on this device, at least judging for the amount of secrecy behind the release. We are not really complaining here as the device, as expressed before, is quite impressive but to put things in perspective these were some of the rumors floating around a few months ago:
- Dual Core processor
- Snapdragon clocked at 1.5 GHz
- 16/32 GB microSD and at least 8 GB onboard
- 1500 mAh battery
- 8 MP camera and a front facing camera as well
- and more…
You can see from these that the expectations were quite high and have, in reality, fallen short for the most part. The only thing we have learned is that the processor, while clocking lower speeds still performs better than the 1 GHz clocked one, and according to benchmarks, the GPU does much better as well. This will probably make your trip to the T-Mobile store worth it, but what about the rest of the specs? Considering some of the G2’s predecessors, the use of a 5 MP camera as opposed to an 8 MP seems a little strange. Moreover, video chatting capabilities would be a wonderful use of such high speed offered by T-Mobile’s blazing fast HSPA+. Last, but not least would be the battery’s capacity. Considering the power that the higher “G”‘s drain out of the battery, one would think that the need for a bigger battery would be a premium factor.
There was a nice discussion thread started by XDA member funkeee in the G2 section on XDA. There are still some unknown specs such as characteristics for the screen (resolution, size, etc). However, there are good indications that the screen is a WVGA S-TFT screen according to some of our members.
So, do you think that HTC missed a golden opportunity to raise the bar against competitors like the Galaxy S or the iPhone 4? Maybe HTC has a hidden ace under their sleeve, namely the awaited Desire HD. Leave us your comments.
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