Will the Runnymede take the stage at HTC's October 6 event?

Once rumored as the HTC Bass, the Runnymede may be announced as another variation of the Sensation. We'll know for sure in two weeks.

Will the HTC Runnymede be among the phones announced at the October 6 event? HTC Source

HTC has a press event scheduled for October 6 in London where a "surprise headliner" is promised. Though a focus on HTC's Beats Audio could mean that the special guest is an actual musician, HTC may just be playing coy about a coming new phone as well.

One device rumored to take the stage is the Runnymede, a Beats Audio-equipped phone with a 4.7-inch display. Mirroring HTC's Windows Phone-powered Titan, additional specifications are expected to include a single-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and 16GB internal storage.

According to a trusted source to Pocketnow, the Runnymede will be known as the HTC Sensation XL. Strangely, the handset doesn't have much in common with T-Mobile's existing Sensation 4G, which could lead to consumer confusion.

HTC recently announcedthe Sensation XE, a beefed-up Beats Audio version of the Sensation. Another name that has been tossed around for the Runnymede, the HTC Bass, sounds like a better option, if you ask me.

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