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Picture of the HTC Proto leaks

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Picture of the HTC Proto leaks
The HTC Proto

The HTC Proto

It was earlier this month when we first told you about the HTC Proto. Now, a picture of the unannounced device has been leaked. As we told you back then, the HTC Proto is expected to be a "refresh" of the HTC One V with some important specs getting a bump up. First is the screen, which at 4 inches, is .3 inch larger than the HTC One V with the same WVGA resolution. Also due for a big-time shot in the arm is the processor, going from a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon to a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 S4 processor. The rest of the specs ape the HTC One V such as the 512MB of RAM on board and 5MP camera on the back.

Judging from the pictures of the HTC Proto, it looks like the handset's corners are a little more rounded, giving the phone a bit of a softer look, and the T-Mobile G1-esque chin has been surgically removed. The soft touch coating on the back has been liberally applied, but overall most will find the HTC Proto to be a step up from the HTC One V in looks as well as in specs. In fact, the HTC Proto resembles the higher end HTC One models like the HTC One X and HTC One S.

There is some speculation that we will see the HTC Proto introduced at IFA in Berlin. If so, we should learn all of that mundane information like pricing, launch date and carrier availability.

source: TheVerge via AndroidCentral

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posted on 23 Aug 2012, 18:28 1

1. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Maybe now it can multitask.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 01:57 1

11. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

Hah, that's HTC's terrible ROM coding at work...

Even if they put 4 GB of RAM in the device, it would still have issues.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 04:38

14. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Ikr. The One X is beautiful, just fix that error, HTC... UGH.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 05:17

15. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

I do know that AOSP ROMs don't have the issue at all, and that if a developer digs deep through HTC's ROM frameworks, they can remove the code that HTC added. There's code that limits the max number of apps that can run, and how long they can run in the background. It's pretty bad...

They probably should've just changed the OOM killer settings to kick in around 130 MB free memory left instead of going with a bunch of spaghetti code.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 18:42 2

2. GeekMovement (unregistered)

I find the design for this very appealing. It would have been nice to have this as a high end smartphone, but eh hope htc comes back.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 19:19 3

3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Why it looks like the desire V ?

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 20:31 1

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Yeah it looks exactly as the desire v with even similar specs except that this time, the proto appears in black. Maybe this will even be more cheaper...

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 21:56

7. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

I almost thought that they made a mistake and it really was just going to be the Desire V....

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 01:02

10. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

Only that it will not have V's s**tty processor, but a far more contemporary one

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 19:39 2

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

not really interesting...

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 19:57 1

5. redmd (Posts: 1371; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Looks like beefed up HTC desire v minus the dual sim.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 22:53 2

8. megaSUNNY (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)

apple wont sue this

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 00:56 1

9. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Looks great...

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 02:46

12. i_am_aman (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

What about price cut, when they're gonna do that??

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 04:30

13. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

if only it falls under the same price range of the desire v, this is going to be an instant hit.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 05:28

16. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

Looks good but, what's the point? HTC has already has high, mid and multiple low range phones on the market. Do they really need to make yet another phone. I though the whole point of the One series was to get rid of "loose-end" phone models like this and replace them with phones that use the easy to recognize name "One". So what's with these Wildfires, Incredibles and now Protos which breaks into the One series being more powerful then the One V. I don't get it. I like the phone though, is a big Wildfires or a small One S depending on how you look at it.

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