HTC this morning was next in line to announce a new Android device in Berlin, as it officially introduced us to the Desire X. The Desire X looks to be the official designation for the Proto that leaked out a couple of times this month, featuring a 4-inch 800x480 Super LCD display and 1GHz dual-core processor, just like had been rumored. Other Desire X specs include a 5-megapixel camera, 4GB storage, microSD slot, 768MB RAM and a 1,650mAh battery. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the OS on offer here, along with Sense 4.0 and features like Beats Audio and VideoPic, which allows users to capture photos and videos at the same time.
The look of the Desire X gives off a bit of a One series vibe (at least in the front and sides), but the device is actually a member of the Desire family, like the Desire C that was announced back in May. We'll have to wait to get the Desire X in our hands to see how it performs, but the phone's spec sheet makes it appear as though it'll be a mid-range entry in HTC's lineup. The Desire X is slated to hit select markets in places like Europe, the Middle East and Asia starting in September. No U.S.-specific release plans have been mentioned. HTC's full announcement of the Desire X is available for your perusal below.
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.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.