Dual-core HTC Pyramid smartphone rumoured

LG's upcoming dual-core 'superphone' hasn't even hit the market yet, and it already has rumoured competition in the form of the HTC Pyramid.

According to an unnamed source speaking to Android and Me, the HTC Pyramid is the company's direct answer to LG's Tegra 2-powered 'superphone' - but will be taking a different tack, fitting a processor from Qualcomm rather than Nvidia.

The rumoured device is said to feature a Qualcomm MSM8260 processor, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon chip based on ARM's popular design - and a similar specification to Nvidia's Tegra 2 offering.

The device is also stated to include a 4.3-inch high-resolution touch-screen display and support for connection to 3G HSPA+ networks for high-speed browsing on the move.

Given that it's slated to be an Android device, other features are a given as well: a rear camera will be included, although a front-facing camera is less likely, along with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, integral GPS, and support for microSD cards.

Although HTC has yet to confirm or deny the rumour, additional sources claim that the prototype device has already been snapped up by T-Mobile - much like HTC's original Android smartphone, sold as the T-Mobile G1 - for a May release.

It's likely that we'll find out more when the Mobile World Congress event kicks off in Barcelona later this month.