New Images of the HTC Pyramid Surface


Rumors of a dual-core handset from HTC began back in early February with whispers of the Pyramid, a device said to have a 4.3-inch qHD display and to be headed for T-Mobile by the middle of the year. It would supposedly be one of the first daul-core Snapdragon devices, but a new spec leak make no mention of the two cores. It gives the processor clock speed as 1.2GHz with 768MB of RAM. But those specs aren’t the best part, the new pictures of the device are.

Also noted was the presence of dual cameras and that the handset would run Android Honeycomb. That last part we question a bit, but we suspect all will be set straight at CTIA.

[via AndroidPolice]


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  1. Looks scrumpdidlyumptious oh and 1st

  2. G2,
    It was nice knowing you.
    Its not you, its me…. I just need moar screen, bai.

  3. Its too early to tell but I for one will be going for the samsung galaxy S2

  4. HTC continues to disappoint me this year. Historically, HTC was been (more often than not) on the cutting edge of phones whenever they release one. If the oft rumored Pyramid isn’t a dual core phone, I may have to give up on HTC for now. Between a sub-par tablet and uninspired offerings in the handset market, HTC is slipping badly.

  5. I’d like to point out that the back just says “Google” on it.

    Typically, Google Experience phones say “with Google” on the back, a la the G1 and Droid.

    The only phones with just “Google” are the Nexus S and Nexus One.

    In other words, this may be the next Nexus phone.

  6. I’m in love if this is before the s2 I’m getting it

  7. This is my new phone.

  8. Hmmm prob gonna sell my hd7…who cares about dual core it kills battery 1.2 GHz single core is good enough for me plus 8 megapixel camera and 1.3 megapixel ffc that’s straight

  9. @yamiyaiba
    Agreed, to a point. This LOOKS like a very nice device, but dual-core is the do-or-don’t for me to move on from my N1. I’d love for this to be my new phone is it does, in fact, double the pleasure-double the fun.

  10. “a new spec leak make no mention of the two cores.”

    Might be nice to see the source spec-sheet if it’s available.

  11. HTC keeps making the same phone over and over again.

  12. Who cares about dual core isn’t one single core fast enough?

  13. This phone should be referred as the G3 without HTC Sense. If this phone is Dual Core 1GHz it will be a tough decision with the Samsung Galaxy S2.

  14. Also, please be aware that this probably has the same chipset as the HP Touchpad:

    Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 Processor 1.2GHz

    So yes, it still has dual cores.

  15. HTC’s lackluster lineup lately makes me wonder more often what they’re up to. With the advent of quad-core processors expected to be out by the end of the year; it has me waiting and wondering what they HTC has up their sleeves.

    As @yamiyaiba said, HTC has typically been more on the cutting edge when it came to phones. I foresee them investing in creating a very nice battery life and throwing in a quad-core processor with a matching tablet by Christmas.

    Is this my intense and vivid imagination having a wet dream? Maybe…well, yes. But, one can hope for the future and see what HTC brings to the table. As for now, no TB for me. And onto a waiting game with HTC.

  16. Yeah the desire HD, thunderbolt, are pretty much the same phone, close to the evo, but a much better processor and GPU, but they should really throw a kink in the mix and put out a different phone. totally different. i love their phones and they are without a doubt the best skinned experience you have ever been able to, or will ever find on an android phone.

  17. Looks like I finally see something worthy of replacing my N1

  18. I wish they’d make an updated HTC Universal..

  19. Dual core apparantly uses less battery life because the two have to work less hard. I wonder if it uses the same qhd screen as the Atrix with its not well reviewed pentile display?

  20. i believe it’s going to be 2 cores @ 1.2ghz. that device looks slick though! good job, HTC! just one more week, CTIA. going to be an exciting week!

  21. Yea dual core does not kill battery the atrix gets WY more than any HTC phone in terms of battery.. HTC needs to start focusing on battery life instead of ram

  22. This is the device I’m most excited about. However, saying no mention of dual cores is like a kick in the nuts. As BKDroid said, it’s pretty much the deal breaker for me moving off of my N1. First of all, I wish all the idiots saying dual core will eat your battery faster would just shut up and do some research. It’s absolutely untrue. And for everyone who claims you don’t need dual cores I’d say the argument isn’t so much about what dual cores can do for you now, but what it can do a year from now. My Nexus One has withstood the test of time in terms of technology, and I want my next device to do the same. I just have a feeling anything single-core is going to feel out-dated 6 months from now and maybe not even run Android Ice Cream at a decent performance level.

  23. This is one sexy phone, but unless the Honeycomb rumour is true, I’m just going to wait for quad core phones. I might just wait for quad core, anyway. My Galaxy S is suiting me nicely, for now. I just need Gingerbread to hold me over.

    Oh, and isn’t Ice Cream Sandwich supposed to be Honeycomb for phones?

  24. OMG, I just jizz in my pants

  25. Cool looks like it’s going to be running Vanilla, hence Google on the back.

  26. Front looks gorgeous but I don’t care for the odd slash design of the back.

  27. Uni-body = no extended battery
    Ooh well, who cares. I’ll just buy another spare one lol…people makes so big of a deal of the battery.

  28. Definitely my next phone! I’m pretty sure that it will be a dual core though. Can’t wait!

  29. I hope it is dual core. Going to have to see if I go with this or the LG 2x. By the way, the back on this thing looks a tad odd.

  30. @avenuePad
    Ice Cream is, according to wikipedia,the regroupement of the tablet and phone “os” on the same version

  31. So many choices. All running one OS. I luv Android.

  32. Looks strong like my Nexus One though. Professional looking too. I like where they located the BACK button.

  33. Looks exactly like the desire HD, thunderbolt, or and enlarged nexus one minus the trackball. I’m not saying thats a bad thing though. It’s a very pretty device and you know the kind of build quality you get with htc. I was hoping for something a little different and fresh design-wise but I’m ok with this. It has to be dual core though or no dice. The g2x (optimus 2x) is looking really temping right now. The pyramid will have to beat the following specs if I’m going to choose it over the g2x. dual core, hdmi out, full mirroring, 1080p recording.

  34. HTC’s probably still waiting on Qualcomm to release their dual-core processors… I suppose… but it’s speculation… I’m not sure if Qualcomm already has dual-core processors released..

  35. I take it we’re finished seeing any new phones with vanilla Android as the main selling point.

  36. Is this going to be a Nexus device? The reason I ask is because the brand on the back is ‘Google’ not ‘with Google’.

  37. With dual core, SOLD!

  38. Just found my next phone.

  39. I take it we’re finished seeing any new phones with vanilla Android as the main selling point. At this point, with all the Blurred up and Sense-less modifications, coming out with a phone running vanilla Android would be a great differentiator.

  40. I don’t understand all this “I’m giving up on HTC” stuff. Does anyone out there really buy a phone on any basis other than “What’s the best I can get for my budget right now?” If the best is an HTC, get an HTC. If it’s a Samsung, get a Samsung etc. It’s not about “giving up” on companies – that suggests a weird and unusual sort of fan-boyism where you support a manufacturer instead of a specific phone.

  41. The only 1.2 GHz SoC on Qualcomm’s SnapDragon roadmap is the MSM8260, which is a dual core CPU w/ the Adreno 220 GPU. Beastly. And the sampling went out late summer/fall 2010, which would make the time table about right for it to show up in a device around this summer/fall.


  42. This is the reason I am holding out for HTC. What a great looking phone. Now, give me Dual-core, T-mobile 4G and a battery over 1300 and I’m sold.

  43. it looks like a nexus (3) design espically with that engraved GOOGLE logo dominating the back i have a feeling it will be a dual core nexus since they all seem to hit t-mobile first

  44. I love Verizon and can’t see moving to another carrier. But why must all phones for VZW be hideous by default? My DroidX is the best thing they have released to date but it’s getting stale. This thing is great and smokes the Thunderbolt in just about every category. T-Mobile and Sprint won’t even work at my house, so it’s just not an option.

  45. I agree with this comment from Engadget, every HTC Android phones has the HTC logo if they come with HTC sense. Maybe someone leaked out photos of the next Nexus phone because only the Nexus One and Nexus S say Google on the back and both were released for T-mobile first. Don’t say that is not possible because the HTC Cha Cha was one from the HTC phones leaked back in December 2009 and it hasn’t been released yet, that was 15 months ago. It takes about 18 to make a phone. Here is the comment from Engadget: Interesting that the back has an embossed Google logo where there is normally an HTC logo, and on the translated source page it says “Android3.0 mobile phone operating system” although this could be some kind of mix up. Could this be the next Google device to showcase the phone version of Honeycomb? I know it’s supposed to be called Ice Cream (Sandwich?) but I don’t think they meant Android 3.0 I think they meant honeycomb for phones a.k.a. Ice Cream, and the Pyramid coming to T-Mobile right? Just like the Nexus One/S.

  46. Finally a suitable replacement for my nexus one, but I hope this has dual-core, our else it will no better than what TMobile is offering currently.

  47. I have to say that when these early leaks appear, I am somewhat dismissive. We’ll see over time how this all shakes out, but it gives one reason to hope for a worthy upgrade from the trust Nexus One.

  48. I’ve been waiting for this phone. I want it right now.

  49. I didn’t even make the connection with the “Google” brand on the back and the Nexus devices. THIS should be the “Nexus 2” since Samsung decided they were too good to be #2. But, again, only if it is Dual-Core. The Nexus phones should be top-tier, put everyone on notice for hardware specs, type of devices. And it would be nice to see it be the introduction of Ice-Cream(sandwich)/Honeyphone Android.

  50. Good point. My Nexus One says “Google” on the back, versus “with Google”.

  51. Well I support HTC because I’m prefer their Sense UI. I can’t stand Motoblur and any of the other competitor’s UI. Does that make me a fanboy? Or does that make me an informed consumer that has actually evaluated the competition and made a decision. Fanboyism is only bad if no matter what you have particular brand loyalty…even if it is to your own detriment. So a fanboy can have legit reasons or they can be totally unsubstantiated if they don’t back up their fanboyism.

  52. I hope T-Mobile checks a devices like this. I’ve been really wanting the 4.3 android experience of the Droid X but on T-Mobile. Still not sold on dual core we’ll see what Android 2.4 offers as far as dual core support.

  53. Am I the only one who wants this to be the Evo2? I am currently on ATT, debating the Atrix. If this was announced for pretty much any carrier, I’d make the switch. My two sticking points are dual core and 4″+. I have gorilla hands so at 4.3″ and HTC this really hits the spot. I’d rather not wait until June though :(

  54. That’s the prettiest HTC phone since the Legend came out. Regarding dual core, et c.: HTC doesn’t have a lot of bargaining power with suppliers. Look how they got screwed on AMOLED displays for the Incredible. But the bigger they get, the more leverage they will have. They’re pretty much tied to Qualcomm for the foreseeable future. But who knows about 2+ years out.

  55. i dont know, its still not doing it for me. as much as i want to be excited im not.

  56. It will be dual core.

    I believe HTC’s dual-core CPUs come in 1.2-1.5Ghz

  57. mann i cant wait for this phone, i hope it comes out pretty soon. I have a mytouch 4g right now and i pretty much will sell it and get this phone if it is indeed dual core.

  58. With any luck, we’ll find out next week.

  59. HTC does not produce any CPUs.
    They use SoCs from Qualcomm.

    Qualcomms first dual core Snapdragon MSM8260 runs with 1,2 GHz. It features the new Adreno 220 GPU.

    If this will be the first Phone whith the new Snapdragon, I will need to sell my LG Optimus Speed aka. LG 2x.

  60. No NFC, hardware encryption, s-amoled+ screen? HTC needs to step up.

  61. OK 960 x 540 is cool

  62. #46 nobody knows the OFFICIAL specs yet and the screen they’re usin on this phone is better than SuperAmoled. Why wouldn’t they include that in this phone. Tuah u need to think your common sense game. Idk wtf u talkin bout but I’m ditchin ma G2 FA THIS! LMAO

  63. its a shame its on t mobile

  64. Nothin is wrong wit T-Mobile so Stfu every carrier has a High End phone to choose from why do you say that. U probably never even owned T-Mobile. I have HSPA && HSPA+ everywhere in New Orleans

  65. That is one good looking phone. I hope to see some better hardware than the stuff listed however.

  66. Yay on all these specs! Finally a phone to inspire me to let go of my Nexus One!

  67. The Pyramid probably is the HTC EVO 2…I suspect this will be come March 22nd at CTIA hopefully it will come with 1gb of ram NOT THIS 768 of ram…Remember this is suppose to be the replacement for the htc evo 4g so yes they will have to come STRONG on the specs Screen size 4.5 inch super lcd or tft 960 yb 580 resolution qhd ..1gb of ram, htc sense with 3d technology, 8to16 internal memory, with DNLA technology, and NFC technology, some kind of carbon copy of this will be made for tmobile some form of a way

  68. Tmobile already has the upcoming Lg optimus 2x which will be called the Lg optimus g2x plus they also have the upcoming sidekick 4g device coming up also…This HTC PYRAMID will be The Htc Evo 2 for sprint and will have dualcore 1.2 msm 8660 dualcore processor

  69. also hoping for a nexus 2 but my gut tells me from a sales standpoint the next Nexus line won’t be out until September or October. HTC has been flying low for a while now, they really need a “bust out” product for 2011 especially w/ the Moto Atrix taking the tech world by storm.

  70. I know I’ll be alone on this, but I was hoping it’d have HTC Sense. Not that crap they put on the myTouch line, but regular HTC Sense.

  71. it will have the new htc sense with some kind of 3d effects or technology..This device will be the Htc Evo 2 on Sprint and Maybe some virant on tmobile as well. Plus with sprint purchasing tmobile soon they will make sure this appears on both carriers sprint and tmobile. Either way it will be much better than any Thunderbolt/Atrix/lg 2x/Lg 3d

  72. I agree HTC keeps putting out the same thing over and over only diffis screen size. They need to come out with something groundbreaking!

  73. @Richard
    Wow. You spout conjecture so confidently that I almost want to believe you. The prevailing wisdom is that it will be T-Mobile, at least at first. And what makes you think it will have Sense when it has a clear “Google” brand on the back? There have been, to my knowledge, Zero Google branded phones with manufacturer UI’s so far. I’m actually interested if you have any real sources for these odd statements, or if you’re just blowing smoke.

  74. It’s a 1.2 ghz dual core 3d phone obviously, there’s no reason to have dual cameras without 3d functionality and you can’t support 3d without a dual core.

  75. You guys are so spoiled. Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint all have 4.3 inch HTC android phones. Now that this is going to T-Mobile, people are bashing T-mobile… Grow up people and spread the wealth! If your on Verizon buy the Thunderbolt! AT&T, the Inspire 4G, Sprint, Evo 4G… Quit hogging everything!

  76. Speaking of Thunderbolt, this phone looks like it… I cant wait to finally upgrade my Nexus One to this bad boy

  77. The original leaked specs that had dual core, stopped me from going with the Atrix.. supposed to also have qHD display, like the Atrix.. was thinking, dual core, qhD, decent ram, and HTC.. awesome.. Still hopeful, and TMobile still has a chance of keeping me.

  78. wow what a sexy ass phone !
    dual core ..and we know ! it is gonna be a dual core stop pretending its not !
    4.3 qhd !
    oh damn
    not to mention the nations fastest network !
    t mobile owns everyone this phone will lay my mt4g 2 rest peacefully

  79. Holy sh*t, HTC, start to show us your dual-core masterpieces^-^ Pyramid looks superhot! Want.

    Will it have Sense 2.0…Sense 3.0 and how would look a new version of HTC Sense on Android Honeycomb? *drooling*

  80. this is hot..this htc..what you want a round phone? a glass phone? what pretty much all going look alike…how many more designs you need..i think your in phone withdrawl

  81. predicted specs for UPCOMING HTC EVO2/3D
    1.4.5 INCH super lcd/qhd SCREEN
    2.960by540 resolution
    3.New Htc sense UI 3D style
    4.Dualcore snapdragon MSM 8660
    5.Adreno 220cpu for smoother 3d performance
    6.1080p hd video-out via hdmi 20mbps
    7.a synchronous core clocking 3d video out and 3d video capture
    8.hdmi mirrioring mode for playing games and web browsing, games will run at 60fps
    9.encoding and decoding 3d video
    10.2.0 front facing camera
    11.8/16 built in internal memory
    12.16/32micro sd card out the box
    13.1800 Mah battery
    14. 8/10 mp camera
    15.DNLA techonolgy
    16.wifi b,g,n,
    17.bluetooth 3.0
    18.supports video playback mpeg4,h.203,h.204,divx,wmv,avi,3gp
    19.fm radio
    20.netflix application
    21.Htc cloud base services for gaming and purchasing of applications and device support by the cloud.

  82. Richard is either 13 years old or has some serious problems.

  83. this is mine.finally a device to help me get rid of my htc desire.this is it

  84. This is my next phone. It would be sick if it was the next developer phone but either way XDA will have it rooted and ROMed in no time. Needs moar info/pix.

  85. i really hope this isnt how it looks and that itll have a dual LED flash.. im liking it and everything, but from what i can see, it lacks a dual LED flash, which is what i want.. and may be a dealbreaker for me, i would get the thunderbolt, but the battery life and 300$ price tag turned me off .

  86. Notice the Google branding on the back. Also, it looks an awful lot like the Nexus One. I’d bet that this is the Nexus Two. And I’d absolutely love to have it.

  87. Looks nice, and 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, that’s great.

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