We first heard about HTC Proto earlier this month, but no pictures of the device emerged until recently. For those who are not familiar with the smartphone, the HTC Proto is a mid- to high-end Android phone, which is expected to be launched in Q3/Q4.
The folks over at The Verge
were the first to leak details on the HTC Proto’s specs sheet, and they’re also the first to publish pictures of the upcoming smartphones.
Although we thought
this is going to replace the HTC One V’s sequel, the Proto does not follow the same design line as the former.
If the device in this photo is indeed the alleged HTC Proto, then the phone is quite the looker. It’s only 9.62mm thin, which makes it a bit thicker than the One V.
HTC Proto is rumored to sport a 4.0-inch WVGA Super LCD capacitive touchscreen display, as well as a 5-megapixel rear photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and video recording.
The Taiwanese handset maker plans to offer an improved smartphone that would successfully replace the HTC One V, which is why the Proto is expected to pack a much better processor than the former’s 1 GHz single-core CPU.
Word is that HTC Proto will be powered by a dual-core processor
, possibly clocked at 1 GHz, though we’re still waiting for the Taiwanese company to confirm it.
According to the latest hearsay, the smartphone will be shipped with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
The first picture of the HTC Proto also confirmed that the device would be packed with Beats Audio technology. HSDPA (7.2Mbps) and HSUPA will be included as well, along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
It is also worth mentioning the Proto will run Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box. We expect the phone will be announced later this month at IFA 2012 trade fair, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter. Via