HTC Primo Beats Audio Ice Cream Sandwich phone specs leaked

HTC looks to have another Beats phone in the pipeline -- the Primo is slated to offer a dollop of Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC's Sense 4.0.

Natasha Lomas Mobile Phones Editor, CNET UK
Natasha Lomas is the Mobile Phones Editor for CNET UK, where she writes reviews, news and features. Previously she was Senior Reporter at Silicon.com, covering mobile technology in the business sphere. She's been covering tech online since 2005.
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HTC is cranking up the Beats one more time -- the Beats Audio-packing HTC Primo is tipped to come with a generous helping of Ice Cream Sandwich, aka Android 4.0, topped off with a sprinkling of HTC's Sense 4.0.

Having Dr Dre's stamp of approval means the Primo could well come with a pair of Beats Audio headphones. But even if these dandy cans aren't in the box it will certainly be cranking up the bass on your tunes thanks to the Beats Audio tech inside.

The HTC Primo specs come courtesy of an anonymous tipster who's been whispering in gadget-site Stuff's ear.

According to this talkative mole, the HTC Primo will pack a roughly iPhone-sized 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, toughened with Gorilla Glass protection -- so no matter how hard you dance or how phat your beats, you shouldn't have to worry about smashed phone syndrome. The Primo is also reportedly a svelte 9mm thick -- a few atoms slimmer than the iPhone 4S.

There's no word on price from the anonymous tipster, but the gadget mole reckons the HTC Primo's rear camera will be a mere 5 megapixels -- which makes us think this device could come carrying a mid-range price-tag.

It's also supposedly going to pack a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM -- and with HTC phones from last year such as the HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio offering a bit more beef under the hood, we're hoping the Primo's price-tag is a little less phat than its bigger brothers.

The camera will apparently shoot 720p HD video though, and is tipped to have an f/2.0 aperture for letting in more light -- so don't write off this little snapper just yet. If dancing around in dingy basements is your thing, the HTC Primo promises to be a trusty sidekick. It even supposedly has a dual shutter mode -- meaning you can snap photos while shooting HD video.

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