HTC may have promised to stick to its ‘One’ series of unified brand, but the latest handset from the company definitely bucks the trend. The Desire X from HTC sports a typical One series styling, mid-range internals and a budget price tag for emerging Asian markets.
The Desire X is the first phone to make use of Qualcomm’s S4 Play processor. According to Anandtech, the Qualcomm S4 Play processor is based on the 45nm fabrication process and packs in two Cortex-A5 cores clocked at 1GHz, along with an Adreno 203 GPU. Other specs of the Desire X include 768MB of RAM, a 4-inch Super-LCD with WVGA (800*480) resolution, a 5MP camera with F/2.0 and a 28mm wide-angle lens, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS and the other usual bunch of features and sensors.
The Desire X will be available by mid-September in most markets of Asia at an “affordable” price. The handset will be running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI on top of it out-of-the-box, but should get the Jelly Bean treatment as well. There is also a 1650mAh battery inside the 9.69mm thick body of the phone, which should hopefully be enough for it to last a day.