As of late we’ve been hearing a ton of stuff about HTC’s new entry-level handset that was dubbed the Desire X and was codenamed Proto. That said, it’s not a huge surprise that HTC has officially announced the handset. This device is going to be (as it was rumored) an entry-level phone, but really packs a fantastic amount of hardware for the price. The handset features a 4 inch 800 x 480 display, a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor, a 5 mega pixel camera, Beats integration, 4 gig’s of storage, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and Sense 4.0. The Desire X will also be featuring HTC’s image chip, and it’s paired with a f/2.0, 27mm wide-angle lens. Thus you should be able to take some really clear and nice photos even though the camera only supports up to 5 mega pixels. Lastly, and as you would expect, consumers that purchase the device will also be getting 25 gig’s of free cloud storage through Dropbox.
As for availability, the handset will be available for purchase in selected markets across EMEA and Asia Pacific starting in September of 2012. A price point for the handset was not yet specified, but we should be hearing more on it soon enough. Here’s some details about the handset from IFA that might help you make a buying decision:
“HTC Desire X is an extension of your social life,” said Jason Mackenzie, President, Global Sales and Marketing for HTC Corporation. “If you’re looking to enjoy and share high quality multimedia, wherever you are, this is the phone for you. It not only looks and sounds great, but also provides a super-fast, highly personal mobile experience at a great price.”
Iconic design, powerful performance This striking design is built to withstand everyday life while remaining both slim and compact. With the inclusion of HTC Sense® and Android™ 4.0, every individual’s experience is completely personal. The impressive 4-inch super LCD WVGA screen on the HTC Desire X with increased viewing angle also means that everything will appear in vivid color and with amazing clarity.
Perfect for point-and-shoot spontaneity, the 5 megapixel camera on the HTC Desire X takes fantastic photographs, even in challenging low-light conditions, thanks to HTC’s proprietary ImageChip, a f/2.0, 28mm wide-angle lens, BSI sensor, HDR mode and automatic adjustable flash. When capturing content you won’t need to choose between video or photos again, with VideoPic you can to take video and stills at the same time. This smartphone can even record the most fleeting of moments with super fast activation (within 1 second) and auto focus with Always Focus. What’s more, one-press Continuous Shooting allows you to capture multiple photos of fast-paced action, be it a medal-winning sprint or the family dog.
Will anyone be getting themselves a HTC Desire X when it releases in the United States or will you be waiting to decide after it comes out when more handsets will presumably be released? If you’re waiting to see what’s release, you could check out the Galaxy Note 2 if you were interested in paying a higher price.
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source: Talk Android