HTC, at IFA 2012 trade show in Berlin, officially unveiled its new Desire X smartphone running powerful S4 processor. The new HTC Desire X resembles the company’s higher end One S handset, though it’s targeted at budget minded consumers.
The phone, however, is available for preorders sometime now; many of online retailers are keeping mum on the device’s availability. More details are below.
Being called the mini version of the One X, the Desire X runs a dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 processor. The chip is a Snapdragon S4 “Play” reported to drain more battery life than the S4 “Plus.” That might well be a major hassle, especially when the battery is a rather modest 1,650 mAh unit.
While you wait for the handset to debut in selected markets from September this year, you’ll want to have a look below on key specifications.
HTC Desire X Full Features and Specs:
- 4-inch (800 x 480p) Super LCD WVGA display
- Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 S4 “Play” processor, clocked at 1GHz
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with HTC Sense [probably 4.1] UI
- Beats Audio Integration
- 768MB RAM
- 5MP rear shooter with LED flash, auto-focus, and HDR capture
- 4GB internal memory (expandable via MicroSD card)
- 1,650 mAh battery
- Measures 9.69 mm thick
Users will also get 25GB of free online storage for two years through Dropbox integration. Though, make sure you’re in the line of grabs before the end of 2013. The device will be available in Black and White colors versions.
HTC says the phone will be out in select European and Asian markets starting next month. No words on US availability yet. No words on official pricing, but we suspect it to be around $250-280.
Update: The UK’s online Phones4U has the white version of device up for preorders for free on a £20.50 a month tariff. Consumers, who select tariffs plan over £26, will also receive a pair of Beats Solo over-ear headphones which retail for £150.
Update2: Other online retailers, including Vodafone, O2, Three and Everything Everywhere are also expected to bring the device in UK’s markets. Stay tuned for additional details on the matter.