HTC’s Bliss and Runnymede smartphones have been making waves recently, albeit for completely different reasons. While the Bliss has gained its notoriety for being HTC’s first female-friendly smartphone, the Runnymede (pictured here) is best known for its silly name and appearances in grainy renders.
A recently leaked spec sheet, though, manages to flesh out a few of the phones’ more intriguing details, like the Runnymede’s Beats status and the Bliss’s added charm.
Yep, the HTC Bliss will indeed be shipping with the fabled “charm indicator” in the box. For those new to the Bliss, the charm indicator is reportedly a little doodad meant to hang out of a woman’s purse to visually indicate when she gets a call.
The Bliss will have a 1 GHz processor under its shapely hood, with a 3.7-inch Super LCD WVGA display and a VGA camera on its face. A 5-megapixel camera graces its rear, and 768 of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and the usual complement of Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi radios make up the innards. Sadly, the spec sheet makes no mention of colors, meaning fashionistas like myself may have to make do with just one hue.
The Runnymede has a pretty impressive spec sheet in comparison, and could soon see life as one of HTC’s flagship phones. It sports a 4.7-inch WVGA display, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor, 16 GB of onboard flash storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facer. The Runnymede will be quite pocketable, as it’s just a hair shy of 10mm thick, which is made even more of a plus because HTC wants it to be your go-to music device.
It seems as though the Runnymede will ship in at least a few different flavors, as the spec sheet mentions that some devices will come with Beats headphones while others will ship with Beats Solo headphones. If true, this would put the Runnymede right alongside the rumored Sensation Special Edition as the first phones to take advantage of HTC and Beats Audio’s strategic partnership.
These specs are for the European editions of Bliss and Runnymede respectively, but they paint a compelling enough picture that it’s doubtful much would change in transit to the U.S. Only time will tell though, and we hopefully won’t have to wait too long.