HTC Velocity 4G LTE gets lucky as it was the first 4G LTE enabled phone to be launched in Australia and it will be also the first 4G LTE phone to be made available in Germany. Vodafone introduces first LTE smartphone in Germany and the exact launch date of this mobile phone has not yet been confirmed. Lets find out the progress of 4G LTE in Germany and about its first LTE enabled phone.
HTC Velocity 4G LTE in Germany
LTE network in Germany is almost ready with 2,000 base stations ready to power up 8.5 million subscribers. But as of now LTE will be just for higher data browsing and internet speed as the Circuit Switched Fallback CSFB is not yet implemented successfully with the 4G LTE base stations. So if you are ready to witness the higher download speed on your mobile phone then get ready to lose voice calls on your phone for limited period of time. According to Vodafone press release, HTC Velocity 4G will not be made available in all the Vodafone stores across Germany but it would be made available in areas where there is availability of LTE network. 4G LTE will be fully functional by end of March 2012 and expand its coverage further in the coming months.
HTC Velocity 4G Specifications
Coming to the specifications of HTC Velocity phone, it will be powered with dual core processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz and has amazing 4.5 inches super LCD screen. It comes with 16 GB on board memory and includes micro SD Card slot to expand the memory to little further depending on the user’s requirements. Added with 8 mega pixel camera it can record HD videos with 1080p very easily. Sad to that the Android version included in this mobile phone is Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread instead of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich though the hardware of this phone is very much capable of running the Ice Cream Sandwich overlay very easily. The phone is powered with 1620 mAh battery and it will include 2 mega pixel front facing camera. Check out the complete specifications of HTC Velocity 4G.
Being the first 4G enabled phone it will bring the advantage to HTC and Vodafone too. We will hear more about the details of 4G LTE plans from Vodafone very soon when the device launch is very near.