HTC has announced its first LTE network supporting Windows Phone handset — Titan II. Peter Chou, chief executive officer of HTC, showed the 4.7-inch display clad Titan II smartphone at the on-going Consumer Electronics Show 2012 in Las Vegas, USA.
HTC Titan II is the first Windows Phone operating system based smartphone to arrive with a 16 megapixel camera and LTE network support. This handset is set to be launched in the USA exclusively with AT&T connection in coming few months.
HTC had recently introduced the Titan handset with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and 4.7-inch gigantic touchscreen display. Now the Titan II arrives with similar configuration but with bit extra on it. The Titan II has similar 4.7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display and body design as its predecessor. The screen is big enough to enjoy movies, videos and photos.
HTC has used a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 mobile processor that also features the LTE network chip. This smartphone comes with a Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Commercial Release 2 that supports the LTE network chip. HTC Hub within the Windows Marketplace will offer HTC developed applications for free.
The most interesting and attractive part of the Titan II smartphone is the 16-megapixel camera at the rear with wide-angle lens (f2.6, 28mm). This rear camera is capable of recording 720p HD video which is bit of a surprise. Of course, it comes with dual LED flash and autofocus along with pack of features such as red-eye reduction, image stabilisation, panorama mode, and burst shot mode.
HTC has also added a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video chat and video calling. Then it comes with usual flock of features such as WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. To make the phone last longer, HTC has added 1730 mAh lithium-ion battery.
In the USA, the 4G LTE network infrastructure is still getting deployed and hence the Titan II may take couple of months to arrive. At this moment, there is no certain date for its launch and we can expect this smartphone to show up sometime late this year.