HTC Ruby Specs Leaked, 4.3″ Of Dual-Core Android Goodness

While the HTC Ruby is a bit of a mystery device a ninja source of ours we’ve been able to gleam a little bit of intel surrounding the specs and eventual launch. First and foremost this is not a myTouch device but will launch with a set of impressive and sure to please specs. The HTC Ruby will pack a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with a 4.3″ qHD display complete with a dedicated camera and video button (separate buttons) for the 8 megapixel camera on the back and the 2 megapixel camera on the front. Last but not least we’ve got 1GB of RAM and Bluetooth 3.0 on board.

That’s all we’ve been able to discover but we’ve been assured this device is sure to please once it arrives later this year. Along with the Ruby specs we’re hearing confirmation of a late September launch for the Samsung Hercules though an exact date was unknown. Of course now this means you can have some fun picking out your future device!

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  • Em2drvr03

    well forget about me getting a sensation…

    • Jb

      The ruby could still, be months, away… The sensation is still the best choice right now.

      • AnthonyjAustin94

        Yea but it seem T-Mobile ain’t done dropping cold.ass phones just yet so people should wait

        • Spanky

          In that case, you’ll be waiting forever. The next great phone is always around the corner.

  • Jp2dj1

    so, what will be the differences between the sensation and ruby?

    • Anonymous

      .3Ghz, .7MP, and 232MBs of RAM. So not much so far.

    • Anonymous

      .3Ghz, .7MP, and 232MBs of RAM. So not much so far.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Well from what I know, One is an Emotional feeling and the other is a Jewel

      • Anonymous

        LMAO!

      • Bruce Banner

        To bad meego wont be the difference. Ha! Ha!

      • Bruce Banner

        To bad meego wont be the difference. Ha! Ha!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          That joke was Incredible, Hulk …  Yawn

        • Wilma Flintstone

          That joke was Incredible, Hulk …  Yawn

      • Bruce Banner

        To bad meego wont be the difference. Ha! Ha!

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Well from what I know, One is an Emotional feeling and the other is a Jewel

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Well from what I know, One is an Emotional feeling and the other is a Jewel

    • Anonymous

      What I’m hoping is that the ruby is capable of 42mbps, but knowing htc……..

    • Anonymous

      What I’m hoping is that the ruby is capable of 42mbps, but knowing htc……..

    • Anonymous

      What I’m hoping is that the ruby is capable of 42mbps, but knowing htc……..

  • Anonymous

    WinTF?! A Sensation successor already?! Leave it to TMO to bring out a better version of the same phone mere months later.

    Worst part is no 3D and no ICS.

    • Auser72

      Man, Tmobile been on Fire for 2012 with Hot Phones. It was just a year ago everybody was complaining about t mobile lack of choices and second rate phones. Now they arguably have the best 4G line up of all the carriers.

      • Anonymous

        Hands down brother. And Im sittin here with a full upgrade too lol

      • Anonymous

        Hands down brother. And Im sittin here with a full upgrade too lol

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Same. I’m in a dilemma on if I should use it so soon to the Merger though. I’m absolutely appauled with how terrible this HD2 has become. It had a mass error yesterday where the date and time got screwed up which had my email and internet certificate screwed up.

        • Anonymous

          LoLing @ your HD2. I’m sorry the N9 ain’t coming stateside Wilma. Gon’ and snatch up a Herc when it comes out.

        • Ash

          Are you running WinMo or Android on your HD2?
          In any case, you should reinstall/factory reset, install custom roms or install android.
          If you phone is having mass error.

        • Ash

          Are you running WinMo or Android on your HD2?
          In any case, you should reinstall/factory reset, install custom roms or install android.
          If you phone is having mass error.

    • Sd

      not tmobile, htc release a new phone ever 4-6 months.

      • Anonymous

        Umm T-Mobile(Vibrant-Galaxy S 4G and now this).

      • Anonymous

        Umm T-Mobile(Vibrant-Galaxy S 4G and now this).

      • Anonymous

        Umm T-Mobile(Vibrant-Galaxy S 4G and now this).

    • Spanky

      Agreed on all counts, except for lack of 3D, which is nothing more than a gimmick.

      • Anonymous

        not that I want 3D, Im just trying to figure out what is different enough to justify the close release.

      • Anonymous

        not that I want 3D, Im just trying to figure out what is different enough to justify the close release.

  • Dma

    Maybe this will be the first collaboration with the Beats deal?

    • Wilma Flintstone

      I hope so. That was the problem I had with my 2nd HD2. The Hardware Speaker literally failed and the only way I could hear was through headphones. I bought the white Nokia Bh-905i headset and they are GREAT!!!

      • Anonymous

        I doubt its a beats phone cuz this phone has BEEN built while the deal was JUST announced. But I’m glad HTC partnered with them cuz their speakers are straight trash.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Soooo True.  HTC speakers are garbage so this deal will DEFINITELY help them on that end.  Now they just need to hire some Phone Designers to get some new designs out there.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Soooo True.  HTC speakers are garbage so this deal will DEFINITELY help them on that end.  Now they just need to hire some Phone Designers to get some new designs out there.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Soooo True.  HTC speakers are garbage so this deal will DEFINITELY help them on that end.  Now they just need to hire some Phone Designers to get some new designs out there.

      • Anonymous

        I doubt its a beats phone cuz this phone has BEEN built while the deal was JUST announced. But I’m glad HTC partnered with them cuz their speakers are straight trash.

  • Had my Sensation for 10 days, now THIS?!

  • this is part of the 2011 HTC Design Series: Worst Phone Designs Evah

    included in the series are the Status and the Flyer

  • Dmarco1979

    I just got the mytouch 4g slide, which is quite possibly the greatest phone on the market!!! Now T-mobile is coming out with the Ruby….you guys are going to bankrupt me! Lmao

    • Anonymous

      Imo G2.

  • Dmarco1979

    I just got the mytouch 4g slide, which is quite possibly the greatest phone on the market!!! Now T-mobile is coming out with the Ruby….you guys are going to bankrupt me! Lmao

  • Dmarco1979

    I just got the mytouch 4g slide, which is quite possibly the greatest phone on the market!!! Now T-mobile is coming out with the Ruby….you guys are going to bankrupt me! Lmao

  • Wilma Flintstone

    ITS PROJECT EMERALD!!!

    • Anonymous

      Haa haa!

      • Wilma Flintstone

        I had to do it.  It was just too good of an opportunity.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        I had to do it.  It was just too good of an opportunity.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        I had to do it.  It was just too good of an opportunity.

    • shoehead21

      Oh man brings me back like it was just yesterday …wait…it kinda was haha

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Lol I remember them days well

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Lol I remember them days well

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the exact same thing when these new specs came out lol

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Lol Really takes ya back doesn’t it

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Lol Really takes ya back doesn’t it

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the exact same thing when these new specs came out lol

  • Wilma Flintstone

    ITS PROJECT EMERALD!!!

  • It’s probably gonna be similar to the upcoming HTC Vigor on Verizon.

  • Grodz123

    The next myTouch me thinks.

    • Ilyas_k15

      They specifically said it’s not a MyTouch device

  • Jn21now

    htc materials and craftmanship are way superior. samsung is the worst.

    • Anonymous

      But battery life on htc phones is atrocious

      • Ilyas_k15

        Not to mention the audio quality on the camcorders, sounds like a 1930s record player

        • Anonymous

          Not really.

        • Anonymous

          Not really.

        • jarjon76

          This is my biggest gripe with HTC phones–and I only buy HTC phones. They are able to do all these great things, yet they can’t improve the video audio? I’ve seen low end phones that have better sound quality than most of the HTC high end devices. 

        • Anonymous

          I agree with you. The one thing I dislike about my G2 is the low audio. I’ve got an app that helps with that, (Volume+) but I have to put up with constant force close errors if I want to use it.

          I mean, with all the bells and whistles, why can’t they fix the audio? 

        • Anonymous

          I agree with you. The one thing I dislike about my G2 is the low audio. I’ve got an app that helps with that, (Volume+) but I have to put up with constant force close errors if I want to use it.

          I mean, with all the bells and whistles, why can’t they fix the audio? 

        • Anonymous

          I agree with you. The one thing I dislike about my G2 is the low audio. I’ve got an app that helps with that, (Volume+) but I have to put up with constant force close errors if I want to use it.

          I mean, with all the bells and whistles, why can’t they fix the audio? 

        • jarjon76

          This is my biggest gripe with HTC phones–and I only buy HTC phones. They are able to do all these great things, yet they can’t improve the video audio? I’ve seen low end phones that have better sound quality than most of the HTC high end devices. 

        • jarjon76

          This is my biggest gripe with HTC phones–and I only buy HTC phones. They are able to do all these great things, yet they can’t improve the video audio? I’ve seen low end phones that have better sound quality than most of the HTC high end devices. 

      • Anonymous

        But that is the fault of Sense. Its a battery/resource rapist.

      • Anonymous

        But that is the fault of Sense. Its a battery/resource rapist.

    • Auser72

      Have had several htc phones, and the samsung vibrant had been one of the most durable phones I have owned. Only second to g1, which is the most well built phone….IMHO.

    • Auser72

      Have had several htc phones, and the samsung vibrant had been one of the most durable phones I have owned. Only second to g1, which is the most well built phone….IMHO.

  • Anthonyj

    Can T-Mobile wait like a year to whip out all these beastly phones.

    • J-Hop2o6

      No.. ppl want choices.

  • Anthonyj

    Can T-Mobile wait like a year to whip out all these beastly phones.

  • Britneyfan23

    It sounds alright too bad I have att an infuse 4G.

    • Oreo

      Then why comment if it had nothing to do with the article. Who cares what you have, this will kill the infuse. Smh and go tell everyone on a At&t forum what you have.

  • My Sensation 4G is supposed to be in my mailbox today and there is already a better phone out.  I’m not mad at T-Mobile, maybe they’re trying to keep some of the great customers, or better yet win more.  Come on loyal customers, let’s not me mad at Magenta because this is what they need right now.  Gee, I hope the planned merger with AT&T fails.

    • I would say that for at least the next few years, this will constantly happen. Mobile CPU technology is progressing faster than manufacturers can keep up.

      It’s a bit off the opposite of what happened during the PC boom years. Then, CPU speed was having trouble keeping up with advances in software. However, since the more expensive piece (the hardware) was the factor slowing things own, it was more bearable. Now, the most expensive piece is leading the way.

    • Anonymous

      So return it if you don’t like it. What’s the problem?

    • Anonymous

      So return it if you don’t like it. What’s the problem?

    • Anonymous

      So return it if you don’t like it. What’s the problem?

  • My Sensation 4G is supposed to be in my mailbox today and there is already a better phone out.  I’m not mad at T-Mobile, maybe they’re trying to keep some of the great customers, or better yet win more.  Come on loyal customers, let’s not me mad at Magenta because this is what they need right now.  Gee, I hope the planned merger with AT&T fails.

  • This is the tech world we live in I dont care if its phones, computers, whatever. Something else is always just around the corner. It’s a love hate relationship for me. 

  • This is the tech world we live in I dont care if its phones, computers, whatever. Something else is always just around the corner. It’s a love hate relationship for me. 

  • This is the tech world we live in I dont care if its phones, computers, whatever. Something else is always just around the corner. It’s a love hate relationship for me. 

  • Ilyas_k15

    Aww crap, up until this, I was almost certain that I will get the Hercules, but now I have my doubts, this device seems pretty awesome. Might as well wait up for the Nexus Prime then, see how it does 

    • None

      …and iPhone

      • Anonymous

        Not everyone likes the iPhone

      • Anonymous

        Not everyone likes the iPhone

        • None

          Was I talking to you?

        • Anonymous

          you should have asked yourself that before you posted your reply.

        • None

          Ewwww, burn.  You really got me there.  SMH

        • Anonymous

          Wow what are you 5 years old?

        • None

          I’m bored with this. You win.

        • None

          I’m bored with this. You win.

        • Anonymous

          Wow what are you 5 years old?

        • Anonymous

          you should have asked yourself that before you posted your reply.

        • Anonymous

          No, but he was talking to you, noob.

        • Anonymous

          No, but he was talking to you, noob.

        • None

          Was I talking to you?

      • Anonymous

        Not everyone likes the iPhone

    • None

      …and iPhone

  • Guest

    So the question then becomes, is this ACTUALLY a 1.5 GHZ dual core, or is it really a 750 Dual core that’s being marketed as 1.5 (like the sensation or the mytouch slide 4g are marketed as 1.2 ghz dual core, but in reality are just 600 mhz dual cores).  

    • Anonymous

      huh?  sensation is 1ghz dual core – two cpus each capable of max 1ghz.  All phones throttle their actual speeds in realtime to save power.  if you see your mhz at 600 or so its likely being throttled up and down.

      • Lolocabra

        that soooo TRUE dood stop bein a noob. if u see you cpu at 245mh or 600mh hst because of the rom kernel. it manage the speeds so u can have an longer lasting battery live and less over heated phone.

    • Anonymous

      huh?  sensation is 1ghz dual core – two cpus each capable of max 1ghz.  All phones throttle their actual speeds in realtime to save power.  if you see your mhz at 600 or so its likely being throttled up and down.

  • Dnyyanks62

    Ruby, Hercules, Nexus Prime.

    TOO MANY OPTIONS and my barely breathing myTouch3G needs to be replaced pronto.

    • None

      Also iPhone and next mytouch!

    • None

      Also iPhone and next mytouch!

    • jarjon76

      Just get the phone that you like the best and you’ll be happy. Do a side by side comparison of each phone, then go to a T-Mobile phone and play with each phone. 

      • jarjon76

        *store, not phone

      • jarjon76

        *store, not phone

    • jarjon76

      Just get the phone that you like the best and you’ll be happy. Do a side by side comparison of each phone, then go to a T-Mobile phone and play with each phone. 

    • J-Hop2o6

      Same here.. as of right now, those are the three phones i’m looking at to replace my G2 with a cracked screen.

  • Me

    just be happy with what you have… many are complaining about “oh man I just got _____ and now this is coming out”. If you didn’t know that was going to happen then you have been under a rock for the past two years because that’s the way this industry has been for a while. I have had my G2 since it came out and couldn’t be happier with it. When I get my next phone I will do my research when I’m ready to get it and pick what phone suits me best.
    This trend is going to continue until people stop spending absurd amounts of money to have the latest and greatest. Its funny working at a store and seeing someone come in with a Galaxy S 4G phone and then buying a Sensation outright because they are not up for upgrade and just want a new phone. You have only had that for like 4 months!
    Consumers have caused this, not the manufacturers. As long as consumers continue to buy why should they stop popping out phone after phone and not take advantage of it? It’s smart business!

    “Don’t hate the player, hate the game”

    • jarjon76

      You’re SO right, Me. I get a new phone every 2 years (when my contract is up). I’m not interested in chasing that “latest and greatest” dragon every few months because I “have” to have the “next big thing”. Not worth my time, effort, or money.

      As I stated before, all of these high end smartphones are practically the same (with minor tweaks here and there). The smartest thing a consumer can do is pick a nice high end device, with everything they want (within reason–phones can’t fly or do your laundry), and be happy with that. Nothing wrong with owning something like the Sensation for the next 2 years. 

    • jarjon76

      You’re SO right, Me. I get a new phone every 2 years (when my contract is up). I’m not interested in chasing that “latest and greatest” dragon every few months because I “have” to have the “next big thing”. Not worth my time, effort, or money.

      As I stated before, all of these high end smartphones are practically the same (with minor tweaks here and there). The smartest thing a consumer can do is pick a nice high end device, with everything they want (within reason–phones can’t fly or do your laundry), and be happy with that. Nothing wrong with owning something like the Sensation for the next 2 years. 

    • The ATL Guy

      my wife and I will be elgible for phone upgrades this coming november.
      should have a great selection to choose from so I am very excited.

    • The ATL Guy

      my wife and I will be elgible for phone upgrades this coming november.
      should have a great selection to choose from so I am very excited.

  • Anonymous

    So is Ruby the htc Sensation Upgrade with NFC?  Looking more and more like this phone will be labeled as G-infinity.

    • Hawaii050

      what I gathered was it was going to be a MT device but changed to Sensation 2 after proto types were made.

    • Anonymous

      Good call!

    • Anonymous

      Good call!

    • Anonymous

      Good call!

  • Anonymous

    So is Ruby the htc Sensation Upgrade with NFC?  Looking more and more like this phone will be labeled as G-infinity.

  • Sorto7

    ANYBOY KNOWS HOW TO AVOID TO BE THROTTLED
    PLEASE LET ME KNOW THANK YOU…

    • Bgale14

      Yeah, bump up your data plan or out quit using web so much.

      • The ATL Guy

        Stop using your internet for what you would normally use home internet for.

        • The ATL Guy

          My gut tells me though is what you are really along is for a way around it because stealing service is ok with you

        • The ATL Guy

          My gut tells me though is what you are really along is for a way around it because stealing service is ok with you

        • The ATL Guy

          My gut tells me though is what you are really along is for a way around it because stealing service is ok with you

    • moparshusband

      why are you yelling ?

    • Matt

      Use Wifi as often as it is available.

    • frigadroid

      Try sprint.

    • frigadroid

      Try sprint.

    • 4g

      Www mrpeppers.lightyearwireless com

    • 4g

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    • Sorto7

      Thank you guys

    • Sorto7

      Thank you guys

  • this is the problem with TMO.  too many phones not a single one of them being mass marketed.  but i suppose it doesn’t matter when the end is inevitable.

    oh well .. Ruby looks pretty :)

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    and they said it was a midrange device …. now sensation is a low range device.

  • 4g

    Just got done playing with a unlocked galaxy s2 these Korean women had at my hotel in vegas. They were surprised it has not been released here yet. The phone is very fast and responsive. Thin too. Even though the apps were written in Korean I could still navigate my way around. This is the phone to have hands down. It puts this sensation to shame. Can’t wait til its released

  • 4g

    Just got done playing with a unlocked galaxy s2 these Korean women had at my hotel in vegas. They were surprised it has not been released here yet. The phone is very fast and responsive. Thin too. Even though the apps were written in Korean I could still navigate my way around. This is the phone to have hands down. It puts this sensation to shame. Can’t wait til its released

  • Still rather have the 4.7 inch WP7 device coming from HTC.  I can wait.

    • Anonymous

      Dude you post this on every android article, we get it, and we dont care!

      WP7 sucks ass fyi.

      • None

        Maybe he thinks android sucks too.  Just because it is popular does not make it good. 

        • Anonymous

          “Just because it is popular does not make it good.”

          Did I ever imply that? No, I didn’t.

        • None

          I think ya kinda did.

        • Anonymous

          You must have failed the SAT. 

        • LOL, WP7 > Android.  Get over it.

        • Anonymous

          Maybe in steve balmer’s dreams. Wp7 is years behind Android in almost every aspect. Oh and dont bother with “blah xbox live integration” because nobody cares about that ish

        • None

          I think ya kinda did.

        • Anonymous

          “Just because it is popular does not make it good.”

          Did I ever imply that? No, I didn’t.

      • Perhaps you suck ass but WP7 does not.

        • Anonymous

          Thats must be why it’s selling so well. Oh wait….. lol.

          Oh, and if I suck ass, you much be sucking Steve Balmer’s ****

  • Still rather have the 4.7 inch WP7 device coming from HTC.  I can wait.

  • Mikex915

    Loved the sensation but went back to the galaxy s 4g for the faster data speeds. Is the ruby going to have HSPA+ 14.4? If so I’m waiting for hercules our seeing what the nexus prime has.

    • Cboler2

      the nexus prime will trump all of these phones. I decided to just wait for that

      • None

        The Nexus S was earth-shattering (sarcasm)

    • Hawaii050

      I speed tested the Ruby next to my Sensation and got 2x Sensation speeds…I think its a 42+ device.  It needs to go on a diet though, very heavy.

      • Mikex915

        How did you get a hold of one? I like heavier phones better.

        • Hawaii050

          The account rep for Costco was on my floor and just got the live demo to show the account.  Was in the right place at the right time that was all.

      • Mikex915

        How did you get a hold of one? I like heavier phones better.

      • Mikex915

        How did you get a hold of one? I like heavier phones better.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe its just 21+ device

      • Anonymous

        Maybe its just 21+ device

        • None

          Sure ya did.  SMH

        • None

          Sure ya did.  SMH

        • None

          Sure ya did, Hawaii050

        • None

          Sure ya did, Hawaii050

        • Hawaii050

          I’m thinking your probably right…Sensation is only 14.4…I was just making what I thought was an educated guess, I guess I need more education.

      • well I’m happy its a bit heavy, I like my phones to feel substantial and not hollow.

      • well I’m happy its a bit heavy, I like my phones to feel substantial and not hollow.

  • Mikex915

    Loved the sensation but went back to the galaxy s 4g for the faster data speeds. Is the ruby going to have HSPA+ 14.4? If so I’m waiting for hercules our seeing what the nexus prime has.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I’m thinking about getting an Optimus 3D.  According to boygeniusreport, it will work on Tmobile’s HSPA+ frequencies.  It has 1700/2100 bands as well.  can anybody confirm this?  Here’s the BGR link: http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/24/lg-optimus-3d-passes-fcc-with-t-mobile-3g-bands/

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I’m thinking about getting an Optimus 3D.  According to boygeniusreport, it will work on Tmobile’s HSPA+ frequencies.  It has 1700/2100 bands as well.  can anybody confirm this?  Here’s the BGR link: http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/24/lg-optimus-3d-passes-fcc-with-t-mobile-3g-bands/

    • Anonymous

      Noooooooooooo!!!!! wait for project emerald, its a sidekick device made by HTC with a 4.3″ new TFT screen technology, a swivel screen, full qwerty keyboard with a dedicated number row, a qualcomm 1 ghz snapdragon processor, and a 5mp camera with zenon flash, a ffc, 512mb ram, and……I think that’s it. LOL

      • Wilma Flintstone

        LOL!!! Yeah that just about covers it. LOL

    • J-Hop2o6

      Just wait for these three: Nexus 3/Prime, Hercules, Ruby.. Optimus 3D was a lackluster phone.. don’t waste your $$$ on it.

    • J-Hop2o6

      Just wait for these three: Nexus 3/Prime, Hercules, Ruby.. Optimus 3D was a lackluster phone.. don’t waste your $$$ on it.

    • J-Hop2o6

      Just wait for these three: Nexus 3/Prime, Hercules, Ruby.. Optimus 3D was a lackluster phone.. don’t waste your $$$ on it.

  • Jecal31384

    my guess is this is the G3 because of all the problems that the G2x had or its the the Sensational, the Sensations big brother in white/silver….whatever it is I hope that its vanilla Android and not sense

    • Wilma Flintstone

      It’s HTC, It’s going to have Sense.

      • G1 is made by htc and that didn’t have sense although technically it didn’t exist in its form it is today at that time yet. 

        • Bxcutie4life2001

          Yes because it’s made by HTC but it’s a tmobile phone that’s why it doesn’t have the sense user interface on it just like the g2, g2x, mytouch, mytouch slide, mytouch 4g, all these phones are pure android no ui

        • Jtntdog

          Wrong. Only the G2x was vanilla

        • Anonymous

          G2 was also vanilla android

        • Anonymous

          G2 was also vanilla android

        • Wilma Flintstone

          The G2X isn’t HTC, it’s LG Optimus 2X

        • Richardthegrape

          I believe the myTouch 4g runs sense, a different version, but it has sense ui… not sure about the og myTouch, or the slide 3g tho…

    • Wilma Flintstone

      It’s HTC, It’s going to have Sense.

  • J. Williams

    Why bring this out?  There is already a sensation.  A little bump in specs, and they want people to buy it? WOW

    • IT Guy

      Yet there will be people that bought a Sensation a month ago that’ll go out and get this thing the day it arrives!

  • The ATL Guy

    with all the htc phones released recently with Sense I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a vanilla android phone

    • None

      I think that is sense’s camera skin but I could be wrong, only played with a myTouch (not sure)

    • None

      I think that is sense’s camera skin but I could be wrong, only played with a myTouch (not sure)

    • None

      I think that is sense’s camera skin but I could be wrong, only played with a myTouch (not sure)

  • The ATL Guy

    with all the htc phones released recently with Sense I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a vanilla android phone

  • Jerrill

    This definitely sounds better then the Sensation. Even though it sounds like similar specs, I’m liking the sound of 1.5 ghz cpu and 1gb of ram and I think that would make hell of a difference on performance wise. The dedicated camera and video button sounds pretty cool too! I feel bad for you Sensation owners out there. Good thing I passed on that. Even though this is looking to be a pretty awesome device, I’ll be passing on this as well for I’m holding out for Hercules. Samsung and T-mobile needs to hurry the hell up though!

  • Jerrill

    This definitely sounds better then the Sensation. Even though it sounds like similar specs, I’m liking the sound of 1.5 ghz cpu and 1gb of ram and I think that would make hell of a difference on performance wise. The dedicated camera and video button sounds pretty cool too! I feel bad for you Sensation owners out there. Good thing I passed on that. Even though this is looking to be a pretty awesome device, I’ll be passing on this as well for I’m holding out for Hercules. Samsung and T-mobile needs to hurry the hell up though!

    • Spanky

      Why do you feel bad for the Sensation owners? The Ruby will probably have the same processor as the Sensation. The Sensation’s processor is underclocked at 1.2 gHz to save battery and is more than capable of running at 1.5 gHz. The extra RAM would certainly be nice, but my Sensation runs just fine at 768 MB. It’s not a deal breaker at all. Besides, the Sensation definitely wins in the aesthetics department.

  • Wow, Ruby is turning out to be high end and even a bit better than my Sensation.  What a nice surprise!  – D

    • Anonymous

      Feel free to give me your sensation :)

  • Bri

    I’d like to believe this is the HTC Sidekick. Remember the HTC/Sidekick/Emerald one?

  • Bri

    I’d like to believe this is the HTC Sidekick. Remember the HTC/Sidekick/Emerald one?

  • Bri

    I’d like to believe this is the HTC Sidekick. Remember the HTC/Sidekick/Emerald one?

  • The Architect(of the Matrix)

    wow I remember when the only 4.3″ android option on t-mobile, was the hd2(cough) excuse me.. my how things have changed..

    *cues oh happy days*.. wait, what’s that dark gray cloud rapidly approaching?!.. shucks its at&t and all this buy out talk.. *record skips*..

  • The Architect(of the Matrix)

    wow I remember when the only 4.3″ android option on t-mobile, was the hd2(cough) excuse me.. my how things have changed..

    *cues oh happy days*.. wait, what’s that dark gray cloud rapidly approaching?!.. shucks its at&t and all this buy out talk.. *record skips*..

  • Youngt82

    Ill say this will be the T-Mobile G3 when it’ll hit the stores

    • bmg314

      I don’t think so based only on the codenames… Dream…Vision…Ruby? But heres hoping your right.

      • branden sibley

        actually the code name fits more in line with the mytouch line. Sapphire, emerald, and then ruby. i think david would agree

        • I do agree, but we were told it isn’t a myTouch device and considering we’ve seen pics of a branded T-Mobile phone without the myTouch branding that’s a pretty big whatif.

        • I do agree, but we were told it isn’t a myTouch device and considering we’ve seen pics of a branded T-Mobile phone without the myTouch branding that’s a pretty big whatif.

        • I do agree, but we were told it isn’t a myTouch device and considering we’ve seen pics of a branded T-Mobile phone without the myTouch branding that’s a pretty big whatif.

      • branden sibley

        actually the code name fits more in line with the mytouch line. Sapphire, emerald, and then ruby. i think david would agree

  • Youngt82

    Ill say this will be the T-Mobile G3 when it’ll hit the stores

  • Souggie

    Gotta admit this is tmo’s best lineup since they started pushing android phones on 08, I’m concerned about the hercules though, we need an htc or samsung android phone with an nvidia tegra 2 processor and get some real action with better battery life, or at least some dual core with full A9 cores, A8 is cool, but its all about them A9s

  • nerdlust

    This is tight tmobile is really coming with it. Mytouch4g slide( hard to find dual core and keyboard) sensation, hercules now ruby… I’m so confused my cliq2 is working great but the raw power of dual core is tempting.

    • Honestly I know the cliq2 is not super high end but its a  solid phone.  But then again I’m such a tech junkie I buy a new phone every 7 to 8 months, so who am I to persuade somebody away from something newer.

    • Honestly I know the cliq2 is not super high end but its a  solid phone.  But then again I’m such a tech junkie I buy a new phone every 7 to 8 months, so who am I to persuade somebody away from something newer.

    • Honestly I know the cliq2 is not super high end but its a  solid phone.  But then again I’m such a tech junkie I buy a new phone every 7 to 8 months, so who am I to persuade somebody away from something newer.

  • Chrisangel13

    to the people complaining that this is just like the Sensation with minor improvements and that T-Mobile shouldn’t release new/better phones so close to each other, and that our want of always having the latest and greatest is wrong, i respectfully disagree.. if it weren’t for the consumer’s materialistic behavior to have the latest and greatest, manufactures would have no incentive to try to 1-Up each other. if everyone was content with a resistive 3 inch screen with 240×400 resolution, a 620 MHz processor with 180 MB internal memory, a 1000 mAh battery, and Touchwiz 1.0, people would still be rocking the 3 year old Samsung Behold T919 like i still am despite the constant lag and occasional freezes and a manufacturer like Samsung would have no need to release something as awesome as the Galaxy S2. consumerism and competition brings innovation, and T-Mobile has always been a leader in bringing high end phones with variety. G1 = first android phone ever, G2 = first HSPA+ phone or really the first 4G phone ever, G2x = first dual core phone in the states. when AT&T acquires T-Mobile it will be a sad day for all of us

    • Havoktek

      Preach bro!

    • Anonymous

      G2x came after the Atrix which is dual core.

    • Anonymous

      G2x came after the Atrix which is dual core.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, I have to be technical. The first dual core phone released was the LG optimus 2x which was released overseas. Then the attrix was released here in the states. Then tmobile released the g2x (the optimus 2x just a stock version) in the states. Good job Chris.

        • Anonymous

          Yes which is what I was going on since he said first in the states which it clearly was not. I was not saying it was first dual core because it wasn’t but was here in the states.

        • Chrisangel13

          i stand corrected, the G2x was not the first dual core phone in the states. the rest of my argument holds true though. I’m just excited to see what the G3 brings to the table.

        • bmg314

          Just to clarify, the G2 was the first 4G phone on Tmo, not the first in the states… Which is probably what u meant. 0_o

        • Chrisangel13

          Sprint’s WiMax network at the time of the release of the Evo 4G and the G2 wasn’t even close to being as fast as T-Mobile’s HSPA+ so in my opinion it wasn’t really “4G”. however, in 1 or 2 years Sprint will overtake T-Mobile in terms of speed simply because there is a limit to how much HSPA+ can grow considering the fact that it only builds upon T-Mobile’s existing 3G network, meanwhile WiMax will become LTE which many consider the next generation 4G standard

        • bmg314

          I agree wimax is slow… however the ITU stated that both wimax and HSPA+ are 4G, so our opinions on what is or isn’t 4G are irrelevant. The Evo 4G was first…BUT I’m still rockin my G2 with cm7 and lovin it anyway XD.

        • bmg314

          Just to clarify, the G2 was the first 4G phone on Tmo, not the first in the states… Which is probably what u meant. 0_o

        • bmg314

          Just to clarify, the G2 was the first 4G phone on Tmo, not the first in the states… Which is probably what u meant. 0_o

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, I have to be technical. The first dual core phone released was the LG optimus 2x which was released overseas. Then the attrix was released here in the states. Then tmobile released the g2x (the optimus 2x just a stock version) in the states. Good job Chris.

  • Anonymous

    I want a 4″ or 4.3″ inch screen with a keyboard..It would be nice to play emulator games with a keyboard makes them much more pleasing.

  • Uglyanyways

    Stock vs manufacturer updates debates are a failure.  T-Mobile takes forever to post updates to their stock Android devices.  Stock UI’s are ugly anyways.  

  • Abtexas83

    I may be wrong but You can kinda make out the upper back of the phone in the reflection on the bottom of the screen. Seems it may be to thick and the camera seems very distinct. Maybe a tmo version of the 3D.. but better specs…… Screw it I love the sensation and I would rather spend my time investing in a sweet tablet. Plus next spring will be upon us in no time and the cores will just keep multiplying.

  • Abtexas83

    I think its a ruby taking a picture of a ruby

  • Abtexas83

    I think its a ruby taking a picture of a ruby

  • Anonymous

    Seems like the same specs rumored for the vigor on verizon.

    • Richardthegrape

      I was just thinking the same thing! I saw some posts on phone dog about the Vigor sporting very similar specs..

  • Captainplanet

    Samsung Hercules all day. I got a sensation and Im a little disappointed. I love HTC, but I’m going Samsung for a little bit. I’ll be back tho HTC!

  • Gokusupasaiyan

    I don’t understand why everybody is so excited about the nexus prime. It’s not going to be quad core for sure. It’ll be dual core with vanilla android. Go pick up the G2X!

  • Gokusupasaiyan

    I don’t understand why everybody is so excited about the nexus prime. It’s not going to be quad core for sure. It’ll be dual core with vanilla android. Go pick up the G2X!

    • Rom

      How about ice cream and 720p display? That’s two reasons. There are plenty more.

    • Even after the GB update, the G2x is buggy as all hell. Wifi still doesn’t work right and phone shuts off randomly. 

      • I thought I was the only one. I’m so p*ssed w/ this thing. Worst purchase I’ve ever made. I keep tryna get it right w/ T-Mobile devices & apparently I always pick the wrong ones. I didn’t want to get a new phone months later after I purchased one originally, but at this point I can’t deal w/ this anymore.

    • Anonymous

      You couldn’t pay me to take a G2X.

  • Anonymous

    everytime i delay my upgrade  for the next “great” smartphone, something better is right around the corner. if these ruby specs come out to be real, hercules will have a run for its money. or maybe just keep delaying and nexus3 it is

  • Guest

    What a scumbag…

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t a Sensation update, nor is the “Hercules” a Galaxy update.  These are the first of the 42 MBps data smartphones.  That alone makes them a different devices.

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t a Sensation update, nor is the “Hercules” a Galaxy update.  These are the first of the 42 MBps data smartphones.  That alone makes them a different devices.

  • LoveTMO:)

    Is this gonna be the HTC & Beats by Dre handset for T-Mobile? Hmmmmm i surely hope so!

  • Galaxy S II is a more advanced smartphone with a 4.3-inch display, dual core processor, 1GB RAM and 8MP camera in the rear panel. The device runs on Andorid 2.3 Gingerbread. According to reports, AT&T is going to get a sliding QWERTY model of Galaxy S II. With the same technical specifications and features, the device will have a slide-out physical keypad. The AT&T Galaxy S II model is named Within. Meanwhile, Verizon Wireless will evidently get a 4G LTE version called Celox. The device will have a larger 4.5-inch display, 1.5 GHz dual core, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. T-Mobile and Sprint Nextel will also have different versions of Galaxy S II.

    • LC

      How is that considered more advanced if it’s the exact same specs listed in the article?

    • TMOTECH

      Are you a Samsung spokesperson or just a know it all? 

      • Anonymous

        Ikr… sthu Karma and stop riding on Samsung’s nuts. I can’t stand hangers.

    • TMOTECH

      Are you a Samsung spokesperson or just a know it all? 

  • tony

    If i just got a sensation 4g with a 2 year contract 2 days ago can I return the phone and get my money back? And use it towards this phone at full price without adding 2 more years to my contract?

    • TMOTECH

      Ask T-Mobile. This is not customer support.  

    • TMOTECH

      Ask T-Mobile. This is not customer support.  

      • tony

        I paid 200 for the sensation on a 2 year contract with 2 lines but only got one phone and they said I only have like o forgot how much days to get a discounted phone .. so if I return it will can I get a different phone, I’m in California..so that would mean I only have 30 days, and the ruby wouldt be out by then so I couldn’t do it, right?

        • Anonymous

          Well, you could always return it and wait for the Ruby… 

          Or you could return it, get something else, return that, get something else and repeat until the Ruby came out… 

        • Anonymous

          Well, you could always return it and wait for the Ruby… 

          Or you could return it, get something else, return that, get something else and repeat until the Ruby came out… 

        • Shsh

          haha yeah, I would stay with the sensation but it has too many problems that’s the only reason why I would get something else

        • Anonymous

          I’ve flirted with the idea of picking it up, but I keep hearing bad things about it. (The Sensation) Heh, I kind of like full keyboard phones anyway, so I guess I’ll just keep holding on to my trusty G2 for a while longer.

        • Shsh

          haha yeah, I would stay with the sensation but it has too many problems that’s the only reason why I would get something else

    • Jumana87

      Yes you can as long as you have all of your paper work. But you may have to pay a $50 restocking fee. Depending on the state u live in tmobile gives 14 days to return or exchange a phone california gets 30.

    • becareful, they might not reserve your contract if you return the phone. thats what they did to me, they  said yes we received your phone, but wont reverse contract back to what it was  out of contract beofre i upgraded for new phone, secondly, if you want a another phone, you can upgrade at store, later they made it  upgradable online.

      • Anonymous

        Wow, that’s lame. Did you escalate? I don’t see how T-Mobile could justify holding you to a contract after you returned the equipment…

    • you got the HTC SENSE free or how much you paid?

  • Itserix

    i wonder if it uses the newer camera like in the mytouch 4g slide

  • Googlephonerocks

    Dont do it. It will be a brick in less than 6 months!!!

    Why do you push this to the masses. Care not you for the droids????

  • Anonymous

    This looks like a winner! Does anybody know if it will have a keyboard?

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile has all these phones coming out, but yet and still I randomly lose fxking signal and they wna throttle the hell outta my speeds. How abt you’ll fix this damn service first. O_o

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile has all these phones coming out, but yet and still I randomly lose fxking signal and they wna throttle the hell outta my speeds. How abt you’ll fix this damn service first. O_o

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile has all these phones coming out, but yet and still I randomly lose fxking signal and they wna throttle the hell outta my speeds. How abt you’ll fix this damn service first. O_o

  • Needs an editor.

    Your writing is so bad! What’s crazy is how much you must make from this site.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t really think David is trying to win a Pulitzer Prize. He delivers T-Mobile related news in a timely and informative manner, what more do you want?

  • Joy

    i would love to be an editor! :D i appreciate this site for what it is but agree that the writing is at times a bit unacceptable, given how great the site is