UPDATE: this is now official coming 12 October in the USA. The HTC Amaze 4G is packing a 4.3-inch 960x540 qHD Super LCD display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, 1080p video capture, NFC, 42Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, and Android 2.3.4 beneath HTC Sense


The latest HTC handset to ramp up the online fever following leaked official pictures is the HTC Amaze 4G, aka the HTC Ruby.

There seems to be a pattern to the deluge of devices emerging from HTC Towers. First they get snapped by blurrycam, then the official press shots emerge and finally they get officially announced.

The HTC Sensation XE and the HTC Rhyme have already been through the motions and the Amaze 4G joins the likes of the Explorer and the Sensation XL at stage two.

The Android 2.3 HTC Amaze 4G is said to be packing a 1.5GHz dual core chip, with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage and a 960x540 qHD 4.3-inch display. HTC's Sense 3.5 will apparently be loaded onto the handset.

As well as the 8-megapixel camera on the back there's said to be a 2-megapixel one on the front. Murmurs suggest a T-Mobile launch in the States on 26 October.

We're still waiting for more info on the HTC Holiday and the HTC Vigor - expect to see official looking mugshots of these doing the rounds soon.