Chalk up another T-Mobile exclusive with the official unveiling of the HTC Amaze 4G, previously known to the world as the HTC Ruby. One of two announcements today for T-Mobile featuring smartphones capable of taking advantage of the HSPA+ 42Mbps capable market the Amaze 4G features one of the most advanced camera experiences of any smartphone. The Amaze 4G is the latest in a line of T-Mobile’s advanced camera phones joining the myTouch 4G Slide and is equipped with an 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video, backside illuminated sensor for low-light performance, zero shutter lag and dual-led flash along with some advanced camera features:
- SmartShot: capturing five photos and creates the best shot using clear faces with smiles and no blinking
- PerfectPics: a separate album in the gallery created by scoring and filtering the best photos to the surface, prioritizes photos using criteria such as important calendar events, presence of faces and overall image quality
- Additional features include SweetShot, ClearShot HDR and BurstShot
As we first discovered the Amaze 4G comes with two dedicated buttons for both dedicated camera capturing and video recording. Sharing photos is simple and easy with a one-touch access to post to Flickr, Picasa and Facebook.
The Amaze 4G runs on Android 2.3.4 featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor with a 1.5GHz dual-core cpu with the HTC Sense experience. A 4.3″ qHD super LCD allows you to take advantage of T-Mobile TV, HTC watch and additional video apps available through the Android Market. As an extra bonus the Amaze 4G is NFC ready for wireless searching, information sharing and sometime in the not so distant future, mobile payments.
The HTC Amaze 4G will be available through an online pre-sale beginning October 10th with in-store arrival on October 12. The Amaze 4G will come at $259.99 after a $50.00 mail in rebate with a two year agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan.