Mar 12 AT 11:54 AM Nick Gray 16 Comments

Leaked test photo EXIF data reveals the HTC Golf

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With Mobile World Congress in its rear-view mirror, it looks like HTC is already hard at work on its next Android device. Not much is known about HTC’s next phone, but EXIF data from a leaked picture reveals that it will sport a 3 megapixel camera and is currently named HTC Golf.

PocketNow speculates that the HTC Golf will be an entry-level device running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with a sub-gigahertz processor, HVGA display, 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage – a simple replacement for last year’s HTC Wildfire S. While’ the speculation may be easy to digest, we’re

Leaked test image from HTC Golf

Leaked test image from HTC Golf

not ready to make any assumtions about the phone based on EXIF data alone. HTC has made it clear that their focus for 2012 will be on “hero” devices, so we find it hard to believe that an HTC Wildfire S replacement would be on their list of prioroties at the moment.

We’re not sure when HTC plans on releasing the HTC Golf, but we can guarantee there will be plently of leaks before they do. Do you think the HTC Golf will be an entry-level Android phone or is HTC planning something a little more memorable?

Source: PocketNow

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Vyrlokar

    If such a phone can run ICS, when they have a lot to answer to us people with Desire phones that are not getting the update… and so does Samsung with the original Galaxy S. I know that internal storage is tight on the Desire (I have an ext4 partition on my SD card to handle that), but the Galaxy S has no such issues. If it runs Sense on top of all that, then I wonder how the Galaxy S can’t run ICS.

    • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

      The specs are similar to the HD2 I had until the end on January. The HD2 can run vanilla ICS without a hitch, I doubt it can run any version of Sense greater than 3.0 properly. Judging by its camera, it looks like an entry level phone, HTC has to take care for the needs of all users, they must not manufacture smartphones for top users only. Still, 3 mp camera is too little. It must be a test phone.

  • thekaz

    Someone saw fit to leak that photo? this must be a controlled leak to get the exif data out there in the world, no?

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    Entry-level or not, I can’t remember the last time HTC made a phone with a 3 megapixel camera. Both the Wildfire and the Wildfire S features 5 megapixel shooters.

  • androidindia

    3 mp ? bleh !!

  • aranea

    I though HTC was focusing on fewer devices and more support. This contradicts that idea. Can it be a somewhat downgraded version of a phone to be released in the series?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      PocketNow’s specs for the HTC Golf are pure speculation. HTC has not released a phone with a 3 megapixel camera in over two years. I’m hoping that HTC is focusing on producing fewer devices, but we’ll have to wait to see how this one plays out. My best guess is that the 3 megapixel camera is front-facing which would make this a high-end device.

  • spazby

    why make a brand new entry level phone that is worse than current phones…. when new phones become available, keep the old phones free on contract and that should help boost the market share…

  • Hall Lo

    Maybe a super cheap low-end phone? :/

  • Max.Steel

    If HTC actually releases this product, they are committing suicide.

    • omnom

      So people would have to buy more expensive phones? Oh please, stop thinking that the rest of the world is as rich as you… would you rather have people buy nokia phones?

  • msgnyc

    Did HTC ALREADY forget about their promise of less quantity, more quality?

  • msgnyc

    Low/mid level entry phones should be yesteryears high end phones after being replaced with the new high end phones release.
    The manufacturers should stop wating time on all these low/mid level entry phones.

  • George

    I wouldn’t get too excited. This sounds like an entry-level windows 7 phone phone…

  • Nathan D.

    And the specs suck and I’m not interested but maybe be nice budget phone though.

  • CTown

    I’m kind of disappointed to see this! Counting the Incredible 3, the One seris, and this phone that already makes 5 phones announced by HTC right after MWC.

    Hopefully phones like this one won’t cause carriers to over price (by comparison) HTC’s other budget phone, the One V!