HTC Runnymede 2 and HTC Sensation “Special Edition” specs leak online, both coming with Beats by Dr. Dre

Ian Hardy

September 1, 2011 7:48am

HTC recently partnered up with Beats by Dr. Dre. to bring “superior mobile audio experiences” to smartphones this Fall. The HTC Vigor was leaked online but now the HTC Runnymede 2 and HTC Sensation “Special Edition” specs have surfaced. Both run Android and will come with either a Beats headphones or earphones in the box. The specs are impressive for both and here’s a rundown:

The Runnymede 2 is an all around beast: Android 2.3.4 with HTC Sense 2.5, 4.7-inch Super LCD Display (800×480), 1.5GHz single-core, 16GB of storage, 8-megapixel camera that shoots 720p HD videos, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling, 1,600 mAh battery, DLNA, Wi-Fi and measures in at 9.9mm. The Runnymede comes with Beats headphones “for an all around mind-blowing multi-media experience”. Of course, no launch date is listed or carrier, but pricing shows £499.

Next, continuing on the success of the Sensation is the Sensation “Special Edition”. This is also powered by Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread, has a 4.3-inch QHD Super LCD display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1730mAH battery, 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording and will have Beats earphones in the box. This is currently listed for the £520 price and no word on a release date.

Loving the increased specs, specifically the processor and the battery. Hopefully these get to Canada in a timely manner.

Source: Android Guys

  • Kenypowa

    If the Sensation comes with 1GB RAM and updates Sense to 3.5, this would have been my perfect phone.

    • Mattymo

      I know they were looking so sweet until i saw 768 instead of 1GB of ram.

    • Paul

      4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 800×480. Folks at htc are smoking some deep s**t

  • chall2k5

    500 quid? thats almost $750….not worth it

  • Ottawa

    They better improve the notorious HTC speaker this time.

  • Jim

    Runnymede = 16gb memory and a 1600 mAh battery (will need that battery for the 4.7″ display) is going in the right direction. Maybe not the screen size, I wouldn’t want something bigger than my DHD at 4.3″.

    Sensation”Special Edition” = 1730 mAh battery, way to go.

    Both should be able to upgrade to the sense 3.0.

    Can’t wait to see what the boys on XDA could do with this thing.

  • Taylor

    What is it with HTC and <1GB of RAM? I imagine that SenseUI would run significantly better if it had more memory to work with.

  • patrick m

    both or good phones but I’m leaning towards the htc vigor. If the specs on the vigor are true the vigor is a much better phone and when u throw beats technology and headphones it’s almost a must have. so can I get a release date for canada

  • patrick m

    Hey Ottawa ,with beats technology the whole music system is better even the speakers

    • ajanu

      Where have you seen this announced? I was hoping this would be the case, but you’d think they woudl advertise the better speaker to share music with your friends. I doubt they can get a speaker worthy of the bass Beats wants into a phone given that eveyone wants thin phones.

  • Smitty

    F2.2 lens for wide angle shots?! From now on, I’ll be shooting at F22 for super-zoom!

  • Richard

    htc runnymede 2 has a 4.7″ screen? 😐

  • Sean

    Nahhh much prefer samsungs new phones as much as i like HTC’s build quality it’s the prime for me their amazing WXGA super amoled + display … that’s the same as my tablet !

  • Brad

    4.7″…does that make it a huge phone or a small tablet lol

  • Eli

    I’m hearing of quad-core HTC phones coming Q1-Q2 with the Beats, I believe one model even has a slide out keyboard. So I think I’ll wait.

  • cody

    the Runnymede is really appealing to me, but I would have to hold it to see if the 4.7 is too big or not. You can’t say anything about the size until you hold it yourself really.

  • cody

    And the DHD is 123X68X11.8 and the Runnymede is 130.6X70.63X9.9 so it’s only a little wider than the DHD so I don’t see this being too big at all, especially with a slimmer profile.

  • Jin

    I wonder if it will be using krait.

  • Tom

    I’m really glad that Android is available on a variety of different phones to suit different tastes and preferences but it is getting to be way too many.

    If you buy a phone that is part of a small run, then you are taking a chance – it will likely get fewer updates and less testing then a phone that sells tons.

    Personally, I’m going to stick to one of the more prominent phones such as the Sensation, the GS II, or the Nexus S.