Some specs have been spilt (or simply reaffirmed BGR’s scoop from a few months back), namely that the phone will have a 4.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD screen, and will have a 1.5GHz processor ticking away inside. [Electronic Times via OLED-Display via BGR]
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