HTC Raider 4G announced in South Korea, looks a lot like the HTC Holiday
As we can see with devices like the Miezu MX, the best tech doesn't always debut in the US first. In fact, we can often get a preview of what will land in the US based on what we see in other countries. A good example of this is the HTC Raider 4G, announced today by HTC in South Korea.
The device will have a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built in memory, 8MP rear camera with flash and 1080p video, 1.3MP front camera, and a 4.5-inch qHD display. Running on that hardware is the latest phone release of Android, 2.3.4 Gingerbread, with HTC's popular Sense 3.0 on top of it. Making sure this power won't drain too much batter is a 1,620 mAh battery, which should keep things running all day.
Interestingly, the Raider is nearly identical to the AT&T HTC Holiday, which leaked earlier this month, and the general consensus is that they are versions of the same device. As such, it should be exciting for AT&T users to hear that at least on South Korea's network, the LTE-enabled Raider will be able to pull nearly 100Mbps download speeds and 50Mbps upload speeds. This is impressive even compared to many home internet connections. Of course, in the US speeds will all depend on how good AT&T's LTE network is, and unfortunately they will likely not be anywhere close to the speeds in South Korea.
Even so, the availability of a HTC-made 4G LTE Android phone on AT&T will be boon for many users who will doubtless be waiting for this device to make the move to the US.[PocketNow]