HTC Rezound with Beats Audio, Hands-on Photos

HTC and Verizon have announced the new Rezound smartphone with Beats Audio. If you’re serious music, or maybe you’re an audiophile altogether, than this could be the phone for you. The Rezound comes with Beats Audio dsp technology under the hood, plus HTC is bundling a special pair of Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear headphones with a control-talk on the headphone cable.

This latest smartphone definitely takes design cues from the HTC Droid Incredible, but also throws on red accents to create that Beats by Dr. Dre look. But the Rezound isn’t just focused on having an amazing audio experience, it’s got plenty of other impressive specs too. For starters, it’s actually HTC’s first smartphone with a 4.3″ 720p HD display. That means that you can watch HD videos on it in all their intended glory.

Under the hood, the device is packing in a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of ram, and 32GB of total storage – with 16GB of that provided via Micro SD. Software-wise the device is running the latest version of HTC Sense – HTC sense 3.0. HTC also says that the device will ship Ice Cream Sandwich ready, and that the device should receive an Android 4.0 update in early 2011.

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HTC has also put a lot of energy into the camera on this device. The 8MP rear-facing camera packs in 1080p video recording, an auto-focus, dual LED flash, a f/2.2 and 28mm wide-angle lens with BSI sensor “to fit more of the scene into every shot” and for better low-light performance, along with enhanced action burst. Other camera features include panorama, instant capture, effects, and the ability to capture and playback slow motion footage. Finally, the HTC Rezound is also a 4G LTE device. It goes on sale on November 14th and will retail for $299 on contract, with the Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear headphones included.



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