HTC has officially unveiled the Desire X, the phone that appeared in leaks as the ‘Proto’ (or parts of it, anyway) during the run-up to IFA. Designed to cover that gap between the low-end Desire C and the mid-range One V (which makes it the unofficial flagship for HTC’s low-end Desire range), the Desire X mixes a fairly decent spec behind a 4-inch screen with a price tag that shouldn’t hurt.
Seeing that this is phone falls below the brand’s One line, don’t expect to see cutting edge tech behind that 4-inch screen. The Desire X will be running on a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 768MB of RAM, and Android 4.0 layered with HTC’s Sense UI. To keep prices down, the phone is also limited to 4GB of built-in storage, but can be expanded with a microSD card slot. HTC will also be offering 25GB of free cloud-based storage from DropBox if it’s not enough.
At the back, the phone will come with a 5-megapixel camera that’s limited (by the processor) to 480p recording and 2fps burst-shooting, but will still sport HDR and auto focus. Other features include a 1,650mAh battery and Beats Audio.
Despite having a rather average WVGA (480 x 800) resolution, the Super LCD screen does come with a premium look to it, thanks to the use of a similar optical lamination process that they also used on the premium One X. The design is similar to HTC’s One line as well, with curved edges, a slim bezel, and a relatively slim 9.69mm-thick frame.
No word on pricing yet, but it’s due out in EMEA and Asia Pacific regions by September.