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?
- 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: