HTC Amaze 4G Smartphone Bringing 1.5GHz Qualcomm CPU, qHD Display

Enough Samsung news? No sweat. HTC has a real bombshell to throw, too, as they have just announced their new Amaze 4G for T-Mobile. It's certainly the most impressive (spec-wise) phone that T-Mob has ever had grace their network, and it'll probably remain the high-end champ for some time to come. It's a bold, beautiful phone with a 4.3" qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, support for the company's new HSPA+ 42Mbps and even an NFC chip, perfect for those future mobile payments.

There's also an 8MP camera, a 1080p camcorder mode, support for HTC Watch / T-Mobile TV and a copy of Android 2.3.4. You'll also find HTC's latest edition of "Sense," not to mention SmartShot (which captures five photos and creates the best shot using clear faces with smiles and no blinking); PerfectPics (which is a separate album in the gallery created by scoring and filtering the best photos to the surface); and ClearShot / BurstShot. Talk about a camera that doubles as a phone.

The handset will go on sale for $259.99 (on a 2-year contract) starting on October 12th.