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HTC Announce Desire 600; 4.5-inch Display with BoomSound, Quad-Core CPU and BlinkFeed

May 23, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

Not too long after we first heard whispers of these new Desire devices, HTC have gone official with at least one of them; the Desire 600. It’s certainly an interesting name for the device, considering it doesn’t feature the Sanpdragon 600. Altogether this is a more modest type of handset that might not impress most of you but, in certain markets this is a device that should sell fairly well. Let’s take a look at the specs of the device shall we?

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  • 4.5-inch Super LCD2 qHD Display (960 x 540)
  • 1.2 Ghz Quad-Core Snapdragon 200
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of Internatl Storage
  • 8MP BSI rear-facing camera with 1.6MP front-facing camera
  • Android 4.1 with Sense 5
  • Dual Speakers
  • 1,860 mAh Battery

While the general specs don’t seem to be up to much, BlinkFeed and BoomSound do come along for the ride, along with the majority of Sense 5 features that debuted with the HTC One. The qHD resolution is really quite disappointing and after putting a 4.3-inch 720p panel in the HTC First, we wonder what led HTC to this to decision. Overall though, it’s more than likely price that led them to use such a disappointing display.

This is a device that is destined for release in Russia, the Ukraine and the Middle-East from early June. There’s no word on whether or not the device will be launching elsewhere but, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this launch in Europe and of course, in China.

This might seem like a strange move for HTC but, releasing such devices has worked for them in the past and while the One is a fantastic device, not everyone can afford one, which would leave Samsung to swallow up the budget end of the market as well. So, HTC continue to roll out these budget-minded handsets, albeit with some premium features in the form of BoomSound and the majority of Sense 5 (if you could call that a premium feature).

Take a look at some more images of the Desire 600 below: