HTC Vivid Announced; AT&T’s First Ever 4G LTE Phone

AT&T has just announced two new Droids for its ever expanding Android family – the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Both the phones are the first ever phone from AT&T to sport a 4G LTE radio.

THe HTC Vivid sports a gigantic 4.5-inch LCD with qHD (640×960) resolution. The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S3 processor from Qualcomm, and comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.

At the back of the phone is an 8MP camera aided by an dual-LED flash. Accompanying the 8MP camera is a 1.3MP camera in the front. This 8MP camera uses the new sensor found in recent HTC phones, including the myTouch 4 G Slide, which is way better than its predecessor. The press release from AT&T also says that the Vivid is capable of recording videos at Full HD (1080p) resolution at 60 FPS. I am assuming it is a typo, since as far as I know the ¬†technology ¬†to capture full HD videos at 60FPS is umm…not coming until the next year or so.

Other key specs of the Vivid include a microSD card slot, GPS with A-GPS, 4G LTE radios, Wi-Fi b/g/n, HPSA+ and a bunch of sensors. The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with Sense 3.5 UI on top of it.

The Vivid will be available starting from November 6th, on both the online stores and retail stores. The phone will cost $199 on a two-year contract.


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