Make no mistake. The HTC One is a fantastic phone and in fact provides a strong competition to the Samsung Galaxy S4. HTC is however still in a slump which means the HTC One failed to considerably boost the sales of the Taiwanese company. On the contrary, HTC has been doing relatively well in the mid-range category so it’s only fitting for it to launch a new addition to its mid-range line of handsets.
The new smartphone from HTC is called the Desire 600, obviously continuing the popular Desire name. The HTC Desire 600 actually packs a formidable set of specs including a including a 4.5-inch super LCD2 display, 1.2Ghz quad-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera and dual-SIM slots. The phone will run Android Jelly Bean out of the box.
HTC also decided to use the new Sense 5 UI on the Desire 600, complete with the BlinkFeed news and social media feed we saw in the HTC One. It also features HTC’s BoomSound dual front-facing speakers paired with Beats Audio software.
The HTC Desire 600 will launch in Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East and Asia (including the Philippines), but pricing is still a mystery.
HTC Desire 600 Specs
- 4.5-inch super LCD2 display (960×540 pixels)
- 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A5 processor
- Adreno 203 GPU
- 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera
- Dual-SIM slots
- NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- 3G with HSDPA
- Android Jelly Bean with Sense 5 UI