A super Hero is coming to Sprint. Formerly known as the HTC Kingdom, the name used on a DLNA certification suggests that the 3rd largest carrier in the States will be calling the phone the HTC Hero 4G. The model will bring a 4 inch, qHD display, with a single-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM 7630 processor under the hood and 768MB of RAM aboard. Running the show will be Android 2.3.3 and a 5MP camera is on back which captures video at 720p (30 fps). There is a 1.3MP front-facing camera for self-portraits and video chat.
As we reported, the phone has already met with the FCC and with Amazon already showing cases for the device on its web site, we would expect this device to be meeting the public soon. And if the "Hero" names sounds familiar, it is because the moniker was used on one of the early Android launches. The HTC Hero had specs that might have seemed hot back in the day, but seem practically barbaric now such as having Cupcake (Android 1.5) installed, a 3.2 inch display with resolution of 320 x 480 and a 528MHz processor on board. It was the first Android model to include HTC's Sense UI.
Dual or Single core? (some sites say dual, some single)
4" screen for sure?
If this is a sense 3.0, dual core, and 4" screen device, I'm there. I'll wait for root on it. If it is older sense and single core, I may just have to wait on a dual core device. I'm not digging the Evo 3D at this point.
There are leaks everywhere at this point... It seems single core and 4" qHD for certain. If this isn't a dual core, they better have tweaked the heck out of it to squeeze every last drop of performance or I'll skip it and get something different. I REALLY wanted the slightly smaller form factor.
I was on my way to sprint to go ahead and make the leap to the
Evo 3D, but I think I'll wait it out a little more. Since this isn't a dual core phone, though, I don't know if I could justify getting it knowing it's my 2-year phone.