It appears that HTC has different plans for the Chinese market. Although the handset maker confirmed it would produce less smartphones this year, it looks like HTC changed its mind.
After announcing its HTC One series of smartphones last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Taiwanese company promised that all devices will be available on the market within the next 60 days.
Most of HTC One series smartphones are already available for pre-order in various regions with an April release tag attached to it.
However, the folks over at UnwiredView
have spotted an unannounced HTC device that doesn’t belong to the HTC One series, or at least it shouldn’t. The smartphone is known as HTC T328w Wind and will soon be available for purchase in China
Rumor has it that HTC Wind features dual-SIM capabilities, but this has yet to be confirmed. It is also worth mentioning that the smartphone is priced a bit lower than expected, though its features are pretty nice.
The phone is now listed at ePrice
for a suggested retail price of 2,000 yuan (315 USD or 240 EUR) off-contract. For the time being, there are no details regarding the phone’s exact release date or availability, but we doubt the HTC Wind will be launched outside China
According to the leaked specs sheet, the Wind is powered by Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with HTC Sense 4.0 UI, and packs a 1 GHz single-core processor.
The insides of the smartphone are pretty standard with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, as well as microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
On the back, HTC Wind sports a 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus and LED flash. The phone comes with Beats Audio, a 1650 mAh Li-Ion battery, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support.