T-Mobile’s Next Big Android Phone Gets Caught On Camera

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If you recognize the phone up top, ye ol’ hypothalamus is probably already hard at work churnin’ out the “Do Want” signals. If you don’t, here’s all you need to know: it’s called the HTC Amaze 4G (or the HTC “Ruby”, if we’re goin’ by its internal codename), it’s T-Mobile’s next flagship Android smartphone, and it’s a beast.

While this is by no means the first time Ruby has found its way behind a lens, it’s the first time we’ve seen it in any state of operation — in other words, it’s the first time we’ve really seen it turned on.

As you may note, this specific unit lacks T-Mobile branding — that’s because it was snapped by Thai Android site DroidSans at an event over in their home turf, where HTC is seemingly a bit less worried about keeping this device under wraps. With that said, this is very much the same device as what’s been floating the rumor mil around as T-Mobile’s Amaze 4G.

So, why is this one worth firing up the ol’ dopamine production center?

Check out the specs, as confirmed by the rather blurry shot #4 below:

  • 1.5 Ghz Dual-Core CPU
  • 4.3″ qHD (960×540) display
  • 1GB Ram
  • 8 megapixel rear camera
  • 2 megapixel front camera
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi

Now, the only question that remains: why the heck hasn’t T-Mobile made this thing official yet? Sure, they need to give their Galaxy S II some breathing room — but come on, guys, get this thing on the shelves.