HTC Proto leaked several weeks ago and everything points to an official announcement later this week. However, it appears that the Taiwanese handset maker will launch the device under a different name, which makes sense given the fact that HTC Proto was the phone’s codename.
Several European retailers already added the smartphone to their portfolios as HTC Desire X. Unfortunately, neither unveiled the phone’s specs sheet or any details on availability and pricing options.
We expect the HTC Desire X
to become official later this week at IFA 2012, which is set to kick off on August 31.
Even though HTC has yet to confirm the device, rumor has it that the Desire X will be positioned between One V and One X in terms of price and performance.
In this regard, word is that the HTC Desire X will be equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz, which will be complemented by 512MB of RAM.
In addition, the smartphone will come packed with 4GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
On the back, the Desire X is said to feature a 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and video recording.
It will sport a 4.0-inch WVGA Super LCD capacitive touchscreen display, as well as Beats Audio technology. When it comes to connectivity, HTC Desire X will be an all-rounder, though it won’t come with anything impressive.
HTC Desire X will offer users Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, along with HSDPA (7.2Mbps) and HSUPA support.
Last but not least, the smartphone will be powered by Google’s Android 4.0
Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, integrated with HTC Sense 4 (or 4.1) user interface. It will be interesting to see if HTC will offer a Jelly Bean upgrade for the Desire X, later this year.