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HTC Amaze 4G for T-Mobile

T-Mobile just took the wraps off a smartphone aimed to set a new standard for picture snapping with the HTC Amaze 4G. At 8MP the camera specs are inline with other top smartphone competitors, but that’s not why they’re calling it “the most advanced camera of any smartphone”:

The Amaze 4G also records video in 1080p HD, has a backside illuminator for improved low-light performance, dual LED flash, zero shutter lag, and added features on the software side.

We’ve already seen some of the software bonuses such as SweepShot, ClearShot, and BurstShot, but T-Mobile adds SmartShot and PerfectShot to the mix in this go-round. SmartShot will snap 5 pictures and combines them to present clear faces without blinks while PerfectShot is a gallery-like addition that bubbles the best pics you’ve taken to the surface, accounting for important dates and clear photos.

I know, I know… that’s a lot of “Shots” but I have to say I’m eager to see how this “most advanced camera” compares to some of Phandroid’s favorites including the Droid Charge camera and the Epic 4G Camera – both made by Samsung.

While the camera is the marketing focal point, the Amaze 4G includes a solid set of features that make the rest of the phone equally attractive. Highlights include:

  • 4G connectivity
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory with MicroSD card slot
  • Android 2.3.4
  • 4.3-inch qHD screen
  • HDMI-out
Whether or not the HTC Amaze 4G will amaze us is yet to be seen, but you can be sure we’ll get ahold of it and put it through all the usual American Gladiatorish phone challenges we normally do. The phone launches October 10th for $259.99 after a 2-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate. Stay tuned for more!
At the same event, T-Mobile also announced details of their Samsung Galaxy S2.

Continue reading on the HTC Amaze 4G forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • http://twitter.com/djones109622 David

    The front of the phone looks a lot like the Google Nexus S

    • Carmen Diva

      Looks like every mytouch product released

  • OMFCody

    Can’t wait for TELUS to release this in Canada :)

  • Sonelone

    Same camera in the Mytouch 4g Slide

  • deh2002

    Once again, no love from htc for att. As much as I like att in my area I may have to consider a change when our contract is up. The lack of quality phones on att is kind of sad.

  • Daniel

    It’s just a 1.2 ghz over clocked to 1.5 well that’s what the HTC sensation g……(something something something) has

  • doug chan

    I wonder if this was supposed to be the next mytouch given the grill and the camera from the mytouch 4g slide. Maybe the talks between tmobile and htc broke down and tmobile went with a crappy lg for the next mytouch?

  • http://twitter.com/mike_freegan Mike

    This is much better looking than anything else HTC have knocked out recently.

  • ionekoa

    sexy, i like it. i won’t get one as i have no plans on leaving sprint, but i like it

  • surethom

    Please release a European version I so want this in the UK, one of the sexyist phone in years, love the black & silver.

    Lets hope HTC has finally binned there usual tinny video microphone for a one like Motorola or Samsung.

  • Caffiend

    Not for nothing, but would it kill them do produce a phone with specs like this, and stick it with Vanilla Android without it being a Nexus device so EVERYBODY at least has the option to buy it!?

  • Daniel

    I don’t like the style. Kinda of a frumpy sensation lol

  • TRAVIS GRAVES

    i guess im getting this my sensation sucks ass
    whats the the sensation touch 4g????? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1142720567 Joseph Lagalla

    Still like the design of the sensation more

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shivani-Agarwal/100000599063363 ‘Shivani Agarwal’

    when it z goin to release in india?reply as soon as possible n also the price

  • Carmen Diva

    I love this. Finally, HTC’s tired and redundant designs actually look appealing.
    Love the back of the phone especially.