According to numerous rumors popping up around the web, we can expect the next wave of Android handsets to feature displays with higher resolutions than ever before, crossing over into true HD territory for the first time. Devices from at least three manufacturers have been linked to rumors of such high-resolution touchscreens, including the HTC Vigor, LG Revolution 2, and two rumored handsets from Samsung.
The HTC Vigor is said to sport a 4.3-inch, 720p HD display on top of a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It should feature Android 2.3.4 with a revamped HTC Sense 3.5, which we first heard of in conjunction with the HTC Bliss. The device is slated for Verizon and for the most part will read as an updated Thunderbolt. It will be joined on Big Red’s airwaves by the LG Revolution 2, a second-generation handset that looks to make a bigger splash than the original with a 4.5-inch HD display coupled with VZW’s 4G LTE network.
In Samsung’s camp, a leaked roadmap is suggesting two devices will showcase HD resolutions in conjunction with Super AMOLED Plus technology. One will be the almost-tablet-sized Samsung GT-I9220, which is said to rock a 720p HD 5.29-inch display, a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU, 8MP camera, and Android Gingerbread. But the one that piques our interest most is the Samsung GT-I9250. Its 4.65-inch touchscreen will run at a 720p HD resolution, though we are more interested in the rumored Ice Cream Sandwich operating system said to be shipping on the device.
We see no reason why these rumors wouldn’t pan out based on the way smartphone tech has been constantly progressing over the past couple of years, though whether or not we see these types of devices this fall is another questions entirely. Take the above information for what you will, but take it with a grain of salt, as we all too often say.
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