HTC Eternity: Spec’d
Latest leaks indicate this baby will run a whopping 4.7-inch SLCD display.
The upcoming HTC Eternity will be running the Windows Phone 7.1 ‘Mango’ build, and it looks set to pep up the previously dull lineup of smartphones running WP7. The new device will be powered by a turbocharged 1.5 GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon SoC. Apparently, HTC hopes the added clock speed will help offset the disadvantage of having a single core, because most of the newest smartphones on the market are now sporting dual-core processors. Here’s hoping that it does.
The display, by far the biggest wow-factor going for this phone, is an SLCD screen, with a 800×480 resolution. This is because the 960×540 qHD screens already installed in phones on the market now are not supported by Windows Phone 7. A slight drawack, then.
On the feature front, the Eternity will reportedly have 16 GB of eMMC memory and 512 MB RAM. Dual cameras will feature, with a 1.3-megapixel camera up front for videoconferencing, and an 8-megapixel snapper with autofocus and dual LEDs for 720p video shooting slung out back.
SRS surround sound speakers and dual microphones should constitute a nice audio experience, and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, DLNA support and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR should provide adequate connectivity options. A GPS, digital compass and FM radio will be be included. The phone also has WDCMDA / HSPA capability, and supports HSDPA speeds of up to 14.4 Mbit/s and HSUPA speeds of up to 5.76 Mbit/s.
Looks like the HTC Eternity should leave its mark, then. Or at least a smidgen. Judging by the news that the phone will run Windows Phone 7.1 ‘Mango’, it is reasonable to suppose that the phone will arrive towards the third quarter of the year.