Official: HTC Desire X unveiled with 1GHz dual-core S4 processor and advanced imaging technology
The rumors of the HTC Proto can finally be set aside as HTC has officially unveiled the HTC Desire X at IFA in Berlin. The new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) powered device features a 4-inch 800 x 480 super LCD, 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor and a 5 megapixel camera with HTC’s proprietary ImageChip, a f/2.0, 28mm wide-angle lens, BSI sensor, HDR mode and automatic adjustable flash.
Based on the specs, we’re not really sure why the HTC Desire X was not christened as a One series device since its specs outpace those of the HTC One V and its design has little in common with current Desire series devices. The only advantage to launching this as a Desire handset is that we could be looking at a more budget friendly retail price. HTC has not release any details about pricing as of yet, but the HTC desire X is expected to launch in select markets across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia starting in September.
The HTC Desire X is skinned with HTC Sense 4.0 and does integrate Beats Audio technology to give users a more immersive sounds experience. HTC has said that an Android 4.1 update for the HTC Desire X is already in the works, but users will probably need to wait a few months before the OTA update is released.
What are your thoughts on the HTC Desire X? Do you think the HTC desire X can replace last years Desire C at around the $300 price point?
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HTC UNVEILS HTC DESIRE X: BLAZING PERFORMANCE, STATE OF THE ART CAMERA AND AUTHENTIC SOUND
A seriously entertaining, powerful and social smartphone with a state of the art camera that includes VideoPic™ for simultaneous image and video capture and Continuous Shooting for capturing multiple fast-paced action photos
BERLIN, GERMANY – IFA – 30th August, 2012 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC Desire X, an affordable smartphone that delivers a state of the art camera, stunning sound and incredible processing power and speed. Tuned with HTC exclusive Beats Audio™, this device also delivers a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm ® Snapdragon S4™ processor and social features that enable you to stay better connected.
“HTC Desire X is an extension of your social life,” said Jason Mackenzie, President, Global Sales and Marketing for HTC Corporation. “If you’re looking to enjoy and share high quality multimedia, wherever you are, this is the phone for you. It not only looks and sounds great, but also provides a super-fast, highly personal mobile experience at a great price.”
Iconic design, powerful performance
This striking design is built to withstand everyday life while remaining both slim and compact. With the inclusion of HTC Sense® and Android™ 4.0, every individual’s experience is completely personal. The impressive 4-inch super LCD WVGA screen on the HTC Desire X with increased viewing angle also means that everything will appear in vivid colour and with amazing clarity.
State of the art camera
Perfect for point-and-shoot spontaneity, the 5 megapixel camera on the HTC Desire X takes fantastic photographs, even in challenging low-light conditions, thanks to HTC’s proprietary ImageChip, a f/2.0, 28mm wide-angle lens, BSI sensor, HDR mode and automatic adjustable flash. When capturing content you won’t need to choose between video or photos again,with VideoPic you can to take video and stills at the same time. This smartphone can even record the most fleeting of moments with superfast activation (within 1 second) and auto focus with Always Focus. What’s more, one-press Continuous Shooting allows you to capture multiple photos of fast-paced action, be it a medal-winning sprint or the family dog.
Sharing made easy
Saving and sharing photos, videos and files is easy on HTC Desire X – with one touch you can instantly share content with your friends and family via email, text or social networks. Dropbox integration also gives you 25GB of free online storage for two years*.
Delivering deep bass and richer, more powerful sound, integrated Beats Audio on the HTC Desire X makes you feel like you are actually hearing your music in the studio. With Beats headphones, you can also enjoy a superior listening experience thanks to HTC Desire X specifically tuned audio profiles. What’s more, the phone also supports High Definition wireless audio through Bluetooth®.
HTC Desire X will be available in selected markets across EMEA and Asia Pacific from September 2012.
* Dropbox 25GB of free storage deal is available to those who sign up to it before the end of 2013. Sign up using the HTC Desire X device. Dropbox is provided by a third party.