The HTC Rezound, formerly known as the Vigor, was unveiled today at the HTC event in New York. The Rezound is the newest addition to the smartphone family and will be a Verizon exclusive.
The Rezound is a Gingerbread-powered smartphone, but will ship ready for the newest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. Verizon and HTC say the smartphone should have the newest OS early next year.
The HTC smartphone is thicker that the Droid Razr and Galaxy Nexus, but the Rezound has rounded edges, red accents and a translucent red body under the battery cover that make it look smartphone sexy.
The Rezound also comes packed with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the latest version of HTC Sense skin, 16 GB of storage (expandable to 32 GB and comes with a preloaded 16GB microSD card), and will be used on the Verizon LTE network. The smartphone also offers a sizable 4.3-inch 720p HD display, reported BusinessInsider.
The Rezound's camera has a panoramic mode and an integrated F 2.2 lens to bring more light to lens in low light situations. The smartphone can also record 1080p HD video. On the phone itself, users can edit and share video within the camera app.
The most antipcated aspect of the Rezound is that it is the first HTC smartphone in the U.S. to feature Beats Audio. The Rezound has Beats Audio built in, ships with a custom pair of Beats headphones and users have a special audio profile on the phone.
The HTC Rezound is scheduled to go on sale on Nov. 14 for $299.99 with a two-year contract at Verizon Wireless stores.