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HTC UNVEILES HONG KONG’S FIRST 4G SMARTPHONE: HTC VELOCITY 4G

HONG KONG – February 1, 2012 –HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design,  today unveiled the HTC Velocity 4G – Hong Kong’s first 4G smartphone.

The HTC Velocity 4G offers powerful performance at lightning speeds in 4G LTE coverage areas in a sophisticated and sleek form.

“We are extremely proud to unveil the HTC Velocity 4G as the first ever 4G smartphone in Hong Kong,” said Terry Chung, Country Manager, HTC Hong Kong and Macau. 

“HTC Velocity 4G is the improvements to the personal experience of how people use a smartphone in their daily lives that really makes the HTC Velocity 4G unique. In 4G LTE coverage areas just about everything is practically instantaneous, from website browsing and streaming multimedia to rich email attachments that you no longer have to wait a long time for. Use the HTC Velocity 4G as a shared hotspot or access cloud-based services in record time and you will truly understand how fast the device is. We look forward to enabling customers to be the first and fastest 4G LTE smartphone users in the country.”

Entertainment Powerhouse
Designed with multimedia entertainment and communication in mind, the HTC Velocity 4G is the ultimate mobile cinema with a spectacular 4.5-inch qHD display and SRS surround sound, powered  by a 1.5GHz Dual Core processor.   This brilliant IPS display allows for watching and streaming of video content at 4G speeds, giving you a seamless “no need to buffer” video experience. The IPS display is an ideal size to view favourite movies and TV programmes through Internet, while the slim 11.27 mm – thin design makes the handset easy to hold.

Changing the Conversation
The HTC Velocity 4G brings the 4G network to life and into everyday lives with its 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera which allows for live video chatting with friends and family. The rear facing camera captures sensational 1080p HD video, while the front facing camera offers crystal clear 720p HD recording for all of life’s not-to-be-missed moments. HTC Velocity 4G also lets people edit their own videos by adding their favourite music and changing the playback speed. Customers can then share their creations on social media platform via 4G LTE network for a unique video experience. Owners can also share their videos at social gatherings using HTC Velocity 4G’s Digital Living Network Alliance(DLNA) or MHL HDMI capability, which streams photos and video wirelessly to DLNA-certified® home electronics, including HDTVs, monitors, digital cameras, printers and more.

Capturing Life’s Perfect Moments
HTC Velocity 4G lets owners capture all of life’s perfect moments -- day and night. Its powerful 8 megapixel camera with auto focus mode, powerful dual LED flash, super bright f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor not only offers superb performance in low-light environments, but ensures customers get a great shot every time. A 28mm wide-angle lens and panoramic feature are ideal for capturing breathtaking landscapes, while a suite of advanced camera effects allows customers to edit, tweak and transform their photos into gorgeous works of art.

The next generation in mobile connectivity
Customers using the HTC Velocity 4G in 4G LTE coverage areas will enjoy download speeds up to 100Mbps and upload speeds up to 50Mbps.

HTC Velocity 4G Key Specifications

CPU Processing Speed 1.5 GHz, Dual Core
 
Platform
 
Android™ 2.3.7 with HTC Sense™ (Upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice-Cream Sandwich in the future)
 
Size
 
128.8 x 67 x 11.27 mm
 
Weight
 
163.8 g (with battery)
 
Display
 
 
4.5" IPS qHD 540 X 960 ,
Touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability
 
Storage
 
 
 
Internal storage:16 GB, Available storage: up to 13 GB
RAM : 1GB
microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) up to 32 GB
 
Camera
 
8 megapixel auto focus camera, F2.2, 28mm wide angle lens, BSI sensor, dual LED flash, 1080p HD video recording, 130 megapixel front camera
 
Network Bands
 
 
 
LTE: 2600MHz (3)
HSPA/WCDMA : 900/2100 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
 
Internet
 
 
 
LTE: Up to 100 Mbps download speed, Up to 50 Mbps upload speed
HSPA:  Up to 28.8 Mbps download speed, Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
 
Sensors
 
Gyro sensor, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
 
Location
 
 
Google Maps
Internal GPS antenna, HTC Locations (explore maps with zero wait), Google Maps
 
Connectors
 
 
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
 
USB Connection Type
 
Charge, HTC Sync for contacts or calendar synchronization, Disk drive, USB tethering, or Internet pass-through
 
Tethering
 
Internet sharing through USB or Wi-Fi®
 
Bluetooth
 
Bluetooth® 3.0 with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
 
Multimedia
 
 
Share videos, photos, music from your phone to your TV via DLNA®, FM Radio
Support MHL HDMI output (Special cable required)
 
Power & Battery
 
 
 
Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, Capacity 1620 mAh
Talk time : up to 310 minutes(WCDMA) / 460 minutes(GSM)
Standby : up to 248 hours(WCDMA) / 293 hours(GSM)
 
Special Features
 
 
- Superior image exploration:  Panorama mode/ low light shooting/ Portrait with skin tone correction/ Action burst
- In-built apps: note-taking/dictionary/cloud storage/video call
 


Note:
(1) The actual available internal storage may differ depending on the software configuration of your phone.
(2) Network bands depend on the mobile operator
(3) Compatible with LTE Band 7 (2600MHz) network and designate service provider
(4) Actual data speed is dependent on the network or Wi-Fi® signal strength.
(5) A Standby time specification ("specification") is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile devices under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including but not limited to network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic . Comparisons of different mobile devices using such a specification can therefore only be done in a controlled laboratory environment. When using any mobile device in real life circumstances for which the mobile device is intended, the standby time could be considerably lower and will be strongly dependent on the factors as mentioned above.

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Actual speeds vary due to factors such as distance from base station, local terrain, user numbers, hardware and software configuration, and download source/upload destination. For more details, please check with individual network provider.
HK Velocity 4G compatible with LTE band 7 (2600MHz) network and work with designate service provider