The rumored HTC Proto smartphone has been seen again in a couple of leaked retail documents and photos as the Desire X. The device is allegedly going to take over HTC’s entry-level smartphone. Thus replacing the uniquely designed One V. When you look at the hardware and specifications, the Desire X isn’t going to break any set records, but the device looks spectacular for how much you’ll be paying for the device (that is, if they don’t up the price from what the One V currently is).
Here’s some of the specifications that you can expect to see on the new Desire X:
- 4 inch WVGA (Super LCD)
- 5-megapixel camera with Auto focus and LED Flash
- 1 GHz dual-core processor
- 4GB internal storage
- 768MB RAM
- MicroSD Slot
- Dropbox 25GB for 2 years
- 1650 mAh battery(removable)
- Beats Audio
- Android 4.0.4
- Sense 4.1
768MB of RAM isn’t bad, but even for an entry level phone, I seriously see that as very minimal. It should be 1GB at the very least just due to how much stuff the device runs on its own. What really surprised me in terms of specs was the 5 mega pixel camera and the 25GB for Dropbox for the next 2 years. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was expected, but due to the entry-level specifications the Desire X has, I have high doubts that we’ll be seeing an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean unless you root your device and take to the XDA Community to get that update to Android 4.1.
The MicroSD slot, as you probably expect, will be able to expand your internal storage of up to 32GB’s giving you a total of 36GB’s of storage. I think if this phone was upgraded to 1GB of RAM this phone would be pretty awesome. It obviously wouldn’t be on par with today’s technology (i.e. the Galaxy S III, LG Optimus G and etc), but if you’re looking for a good phone that will run all the basic apps and games, this is probably one of the best cheaper ones that you can get.
What’s interesting though is that the Desire X is a strong redesign of HTC’s One series, which could mean that HTC is wanting to try and unify its designs and portfolio. If that’s what they are trying to do, I’m not sure I like the idea of that. HTC usually has some really unique designs, so it’s pretty cool to see a new one every time you get a new phone. Obviously it’s not a huge factor when it comes to buying HTC’s smartphones but is just a pretty cool design in general.
The HTC Desire X is set to release this week at the IFA alongside another rumored device, the HTC One X+. The convention is going to be starting up tomorrow and we’ll be making sure to keep updated on the latest news coming from it.
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source: Talk Android