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HTC Desire X official: brings style and top-notch camera to the Android mid-range

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HTC Desire X official: brings style and top-notch camera to the Android mid-range
With no dedicated event and keeping a relatively low profile at IFA, HTC has quietly unveiled the HTC Desire X - a beautiful 4.0-inch mid-range Android device. The Desire X, that leaked out earlier under the HTC Proto codename, runs on Ice Cream Sandwich and looks very similar to the dual-SIM Desire V, but this time it’s a single-SIM affair.

The 4.0-inch LCD screen features WVGA, or 480 x 800-pixel resolution. HTC has packed this with a Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip clocked at 1GHz. This however is not one of the monster 28nm chips seen in high-end devices, but rather a very modest Cortex A5 chip made using 45nm technology. Dubbed S4 Play, the chip stutters with more intensive tasks, but you'd expect this of a mid-range device after all.

The Desire X features a 5-megapixel camera that should be a pretty decent shooter with backside illuminated sensor, HTC’s own ImageChip and best of all some of the camera features we’ve seen on higher end models like fast activation, burst shots (but much slower, at 2 frames per second) and VideoPic that allows you to take still while you record video. Sadly, video recording maxes out at 480p, there is no 720p. The device also comes with Beats Audio.

Finally, while we have no price, the release date for the Desire X is September in markets like Europe, Africa and Asia, with no word on a US launch.

source: HTC

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posted on 30 Aug 2012, 02:29 3

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Glad to see HTC populating their phone lines. They learned from releasing phones with different names like the Vivid, Rezound etc.

Desire is their mainstream line while the One is their premium line, am I correct? I'm wondering what will they name the One series successor, HTC Two X or HTC One X2?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 02:56

3. MeoCao (unregistered)


That's exactly where HTC has failed: people are confused about HTC bunch of names and HTC brand suffers.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 03:34

7. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


it's a lot better now at least, only desires and ones are available.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 03:14

5. J1919 (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Do you think LG would be pissed if HTC called the next phone 'Two X' and pull an Apple on them? lol

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 03:33

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i'll find it weird too, --- maybe they'll call it x-squared? lol

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 02:39

2. McJobs (Posts: 106; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


boooooring

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 03:13

4. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i really dont know but htc and sony lines are kinda similar... one line andd xperia use letters.. galaxy only use S for flagship and y for low end..

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:26

8. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


No thanks.
Give me an xperia sola instead....
1ghz novathor cortex a9 cpu,720p recording...

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 02:47

9. shopbychoice (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


HTC desire X is specially desined for mid range smartphone users . It has all features and specifications that we expect from own smartphone . Everything is good about this smartphone .

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