LAS VEGAS--Listen up, you LTE lovers across America. The HTC Titan is getting a faster brother.
The cleverly named HTC Titan II, announced this morning at AT&T's CES press conference, is almost identical to the Windows Phone handset we got in November, but with two major new features.
The first is support for AT&T's growing 4G LTE network. The second is a rear-facing camera capable of capturing a whopping 16 megapixels, double what we're seeing on most high-end camera phones out there right now.
Beyond that, there's still the same hulking build (5.2 inches by 2.7 inches by 0.4 inches), 4.7-inch WVGA Super-LCD screen, and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system.
There's also a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a 1.5Ghz Snapdragon 2 processor, and support for 720p HD video recording (you can also record video from the front-facing camera, a neat take on the theme).
Other specs for the detail-hungry include 16GB of internal flash memory and a 1,730mAh lithium ion battery.
Still thinking about that rear-facing camera spec? Me, too. LTE versions of HSPA+ phones is something we all expected, but doubling the camera size is, well, nuts. Hopefully in a good way.
Just keep in mind that 8 megapixels of a focused, color-balanced camera trumps the iffy quality of a camera that captures more detail. We'll still need to see how that baby performs in a variety of subject and lighting situations.
Keep reading CNET; we'll be able to get some hands-on time with the device after the press conference.