HTC To Pitch Pyramid Superphone Against iPhone 5

HTC will announce a new super smartphone, the Pyramid, one which will supersede the HTC Desire HD as the top of the range Android smartphone for the Taiwanese manufacturer.

Androidandme cites one of its sources who said that the phone will have a qHD display (960x540 pixels) 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen with a dual core 1.2GHz Snapdragon MSM8260 and HSPA+ support.

The phone, which will be available in the US via T-Mobile (probably Everything Everywhere in the UK), is expected to be launched in May 2011 and announced at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The MSM8260 is a different version of the MSM8660 which we previewed at CES 2011 in Las Vegas earlier this year, one which doesn't support CDMA

It comes with a dual core ARM-based "Scorpion" processor clocked at 1.2GHz with an Adreno 220 GPU and uses a 45nm manufacturing process. As expected it supports 1080p video playback and recording and it does 3D as well.

The chipset also boasts a 16-megapixel camera support which can be a dual 8-megapixel setup to capture 3D content; it also has a WXGA display support which means that it is natively compatible with Honeycomb.

We're not sure whether Pyramid is a reworked version of Mondrian which is the HTC HD7 which was released back in October 2010 and came with Windows Phone 7.