AT&T will launch two Android-powered LTE smartphones, the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. The smartphones will be able to use both LTE and HSPA+ speeds. The two new Android smartphones will be available in AT&T stores on Nov. 6, AT&T announced.
Both devices run Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, and both have a 4.5-inch screen, with the Skyrocket’s Super AMOLED Plus sporting a 800×480 pixel resolution, while the Vivid has a 960×540 pixel resolution.
The HTC Vivid features a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and enhanced 8-megapixel camera with wide angle lens for low light photos. It also includes HD video recording at 60 frames per second, slow motion playback and on-device trimmer to optimize social media uploads and memory space, and the HTC Sense user experience, with customizable active lockscreen that transforms the display into a real-time window.
The Skyrocket, however, is a bit beefier on the specifications front. It comes with a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 16 GB of storage memory (expandable via microSD cards), an 8-megapixel back camera, as well as a 2-megapixel camera on the front for video calls.
AT&T has promised to launch at least 12 Android devices this year and has far exceeded that number with two months to go before year’s end.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket will cost $249, and the HTC Vivid will cost $199, both with a two-year contract.