[CES 2012] HTC has launched the HTC Titan 2, and we had an opportunity to play with the device. If you’ve missed it, here is the skinny about the HTC Titan 2. From the outside, and especially from the front, this version looks very much like the original Titan. In fact, most people will have a hard time distinguishing the two. At the back, it is easier to tell which is which because the HTC Titan 2 has a soft touch treatment while the HTC Titan has a metallic construction. I like both, so it will come down to a matter personal preference.Inside, both phones have a 1.5GHz single-core processor (Windows Phone is not multicore friendly, yet), but the Titan 2 has a Qualcomm chip, while the original Titan had a Samsung chip. I don’t think that the difference in CPU performance will be groundbreaking. On paper, the camera of the Titan 2 is a 16 Megapixel one, versus an 8 Megapixel camera on the Titan — that said, Megapixels alone don’t translate to quality, so we will have to test it.
On the other hand, the Titan 2 has 4G LTE, which is much faster than the HSPA+ that the original Titan can connect to. That said, HSPA+ is also less demanding in terms of battery life, so there’s a bit of a trade-off. In the end, the phones are comparable, and the Titan 2 could have been called Titan LTE instead of Titan 2. Finally you should know that the Titan 2 has a front camera that is compatible with Tango, a video call software that is a Skype competitor on mobiles.