From Rumor to Reality: HTC Desire X Announced

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IFA 2012Two days ago information on the HTC Desire X (previously named HTC Proto) leaked out, creating a surge of reports around the Web. Well HTC has responded today by officially announcing the Desire X, its next mid-range Android smartphone.

It appears that most of what was leaked a few days ago was accurate, as the handset is going to sport a 4-inch WVGA super LCD display with a 480 x 800 resolution. The device will also house Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) along with HTC Sense 4.0a.

HTC Desire XThe mid-ranged model will run on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor with 4GB of total storage capacity, 768 MB of RAM, and a 1650 mAh battery. Luckily for users, the HTC Desire X will support microSD memory cards, allowing users to opt for more storage.  It is also set to include 25GB of free DropBox storage to users for 2-years who sign up for a HTC Desire X before the end of 2013.

Additionally the mid-range handset will offer a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, with an f/2.0 lens and BSI Sensor for low-light captures. The camera will support WVGA video recording and offer VideoPic, allowing users to shoot video and capture pictures at the same time.

And finally, the smartphone is going to offer Beats Audio for improved sound quality, and will be compatible with Beats headphones, offering an even better audio experience thanks to specific tuned audio files.

The Desire X is slated to come to European and Asian markets in September, though HTC has made no mention of when we can expect the mid-range handset in the United States.

Unfortunately HTC has yet to set a price for the device, though I expect the estimate from our last article of around $450 USD stills holds accurate.

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