By Evan Blass | April 12, 2011 9:41 AM
Thanks to a leak over at XDA Developers, HTC’s upcoming flagship device, codenamed Pyramid, has been completely exposed — both its hardware and software. The 4.3-inch, qHD sequel to the Desire HD shares many of the same specs as the recently-introduced EVO 3D, minus the stereoscopic cameras and 3D display. Instead, Pyramid offers up a dual-core 1.2GHz processor (presumably Snapdragon), 768MB of RAM, and an eight-megapixel camera (almost certainly capable of 1080p video capture) plus VGA front-facing unit. Contrary to earlier rumors accompanying the first renders we saw, Pyramid seems to be running the Gingerbread build of Android, and not Honeycomb.
Aesthetically, the hardware is right in line with most of HTC’s recent offerings: big screen, capacitive buttons, and curved back — but not overly thin. Overall it certainly looks to be a worthy upgrade to current generation devices from the Taiwanese manufacturer, although it also doesn’t seem to be pushing the envelope much. Of course there may still be some secrets being withheld until launch (which must be soon, given the production-ready look of this unit), so we have to wait until putting that judgement in stone.