HTC Primo primed for Mobile World Congress

HTC Primo primed for Mobile World CongressOne of the problems with reading and writing lots about mobile phones is that very little comes as a surprise.

For example, we’re already practising our “no WAY!” faces for when HTC lifts the lid on the quad-core HTC Edge and dual-core HTC Ville next month, and now we’re hearing all about the HTC Primo – a budget chap not too far off the HTC Desire S.

Indeed, poring over the spec sheet, the HTC Primo is very much an HTC Desire S for space year 2012AD.

For starters, the HTC Primo has a 3.7in display. To be fair, it’s Super AMOLED and has Gorilla glass, so it’s a step up from the old chap. Resolution is unknown at this early stage.

The HTC Primo is also thought to have a 1GHz processor, dual-core, and 512MB of RAM. Heck, that’s actually less than the 768MB of RAM on the HTC Desire S.

The rear camera on the HTC Primo weighs in at 5MP with 720p video recording, and the dual shutter will allow simultaneous snapping and shooting.

We're told to expect Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) at the helm, straight outta the box, with HTC Sense 4.0 slathered on top.

As we’ve come to expect from new HTC handsets, the HTC Primo will reportedly be a Beats Audio affair, though there’s no word on free headphones just yet. Fingers crossed…

Oh, the picture above is merely a quick mock-up prepared by Stuff following a leak from an anonymous source

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blizzard7  Jan. 24, 2012 at 13:58

Sounds like the Desire successor we should've got last year! Sounds great apart from the RAM, but then maybe Sense 4.0 + ICS is lighter on the RAM?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 24, 2012 at 14:54

Sense...lighter on RAM...don't be silly :p!!

Treab  Jan. 24, 2012 at 23:14

but... a dual core phone ... budget... in the same article...

lewis dont be thick ;) maybe 'midrange' but sure as hell not budget.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 24, 2012 at 23:17

Agreed, even if it's a Tegra 2 it's nowhere near low end.

Treab  Jan. 24, 2012 at 23:20

Hell low end now is 600mhz... (thats more than my hero and that was top of the range 2 years ago) budget will likely move to 1ghz but not higher...

then 1.4

then dual core 1ghz... (its a long time down the road)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 24, 2012 at 23:24

You're right, we're 2 years (at least), away from dual core devices being the slowest Android smart phones on sale. There are 600mhz single core phones that came out in 2011.


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