But wait. HTC has a plan up its sleeve, in the form of the HTC Proto. Far from being a spanking new flagship, it is in fact a slightly enhanced… One V? What the f…?
The HTC One V dropped at Mobile World Congress, and was the most modest of the One trio, with a single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, 4GB internal storage, and a 3.7in display.
The rumoured HTC Proto looks to up the ante with a 4in WVGA SLCD display, and a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 processor clocked at 1GHz. Like the One V, the HTC Proto will have 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, and 4GB internal storage.
It’s The Verge spilling HTC Proto juice, though it doesn’t mention where it’ll be launched, only that it’s expected to land in “fall” (or autumn, to you and me).
Can the HTC Proto single-handedly reverse HTC’s ailing fortunes? I’m gonna go out on a limb and say: abso-freakin’-lutely.