Rumors have been swirling that HTC was working on a mid-range version of their flagship One smartphone, and now we might have the first images of the device thanks to a leak out of China. A new HTC device with the model number 606w was spotted in China’s TENAA database, and this could be a good preview for what’s coming soon to the US.
On the front of the HTC 606w, we can see a pair of dual stereo speakers, similar to the Boomsound speakers found on the HTC One. We can see that HTC is sticking with the two capacitive buttons, back and home, while dropping the multitasking button. It also appears this device uses the new “pyramid-stacking” design that first debuted in the HTC Windows Phone 8X.
The HTC 606w sports Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5, a 4.5-inch 960 x 540 display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, an 8-megapixel main camera, a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera, WCDMA radio and microSD expansion. These specs vary from the rumored HTC M4, but they could have been altered since this device is designed for the China market.
We don’t know what this device will retail for, but the new mid-range HTC First is currently priced at $449 at AT&T. I’m hoping HTC can bring their price of mid-range devices down even further, but we will have to wait and see.