Telstra is bragging it has introduced Australia’s first 4G smartphone. The HTC Velocity is an LTE smartphone with HD voice support onboard.
The Velocity currently runs Android 2.3, has a 4.5 inch touch screen, and a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor. It also has an 8 MP camera, and boasts of built-in HD voice support for “crisper, clearer” calls when talking to other HD voice compatible handsets on Telstra’s mobile network.
LTE speeds in Telstra coverage range from 2 Mbps to 40 Mbps download speeds with tpical upload speeds of 1 Mbps to 10 Mbps. In addition, the phone also includes 3G dual-channel HSPA+ connectivity, so customers outside of 4G coverage areas will get downloads speeds from 1.1 Mbps to 20 Mbps in 3G territory.