HTC Proto to be officially called the HTC Desire X

HTC Proto to be officially called the HTC Desire XJust a few days ago we were musing over the HTC Proto, a new low-end Android smartphone from Taiwan's finest.

That was always just a codename, however, and now its final identity has been revealed: the HTC Desire X, and with the name comes a detailed spec list too.

For that we have to thank ePrice, which has managed to grab some hands-on time with the Desire X, as well as some retail documents which give the game away in some fairly serious detail.

We'll start on the outside, where the Desire X is suitably slim and slender, with a 9.3mm waistline and a weight of just 114g, while the display is a 4in WVGA panel (480 x 800, that is).

Compared to the existing (though now ageing) Desire S, the Desire X is bigger, lighter and more powerful, largely matching the differences between the One S and One X, for example.

The processor is an unspecified dual-core 1GHz unit, backed by 768MB of RAM. Storage isn't bad for a low-end device: you've got 4GB on board, a microSD card slot for adding more, plus 25GB of free Dropbox cloud storage for two years.

On the surface the 5MP camera doesn't seem like anything special, but with an f/2.0 rating and the obligatory autofocus/LED flash combo, it could certainly be worse. When it comes to video, though, you're restricted to WVGA clips.

The battery is a removable 1650mAh unit, and good ole' Beats Audio is present and correct too for some added audio goodness. OS-wise it's Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich you're looking at, flavoured with a shot of HTC Sense 4.1.

What the ePrice leak doesn't give us is any sense of when the HTC Desire X might be showing its face. Hopefully HTC can help us out with that over the next few days.

Via PocketNow

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AhmadCentral  Aug. 28, 2012 at 10:23

Does anyone else think that oh maybe 'Desire S' would have been a better name, because ya know ITS THE EXACT SAME PHONE PRETTY MUCH! htc have to stop rehashing the same phones and releasing them at double the price

blizzard7  Aug. 28, 2012 at 10:45

Does anyone else think that oh maybe 'Desire S' would have been a better name, because ya know ITS THE EXACT SAME PHONE PRETTY MUCH! htc have to stop rehashing the same phones and releasing them at double the price

Agree.

AhmadCentral  Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:17

Ok I ust noticed its dual core so I do take some of that back. But if this costs more than the motorola atrix or galaxy ace 2 or any other older worse spec dual core phone then I give up. Htc have messed up this year big time.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:28

Dual 1Ghz + Mali would be a nice budget Desire S2 or 1.5???

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 28, 2012 at 13:30

Why not call it the HTC Desire One X Wildfire to make the confusion more, ahem, rounded?

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 28, 2012 at 14:02

Why not call it the HTC Desire One X Wildfire to make the confusion more, ahem, rounded?
It's dual-core....lets put the Sensation name in there somewhere, too.

blizzard7  Aug. 28, 2012 at 15:13

2013 should really be the year of the clean slate if HTC wants to get back in the game. They had the right idea with the One series but it was sloppily executed with them introducing other phones and still producing localised versions for different regions with different names.

They just need a simple system where you can say "Okay, this range of phones were released this year, this is what I'm interested in.", without having to resort to Google.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 28, 2012 at 16:41

Sensation 2013, Desire 2012, looking forward to Desire HD 2014 ....

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