Aug 30 AT 9:19 AM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

HTC unveils the affordable Desire X


Today HTC announced the Desire X, an affordable take on their One series. Just like the One X and One S, the Desire X features HTC’s proprietary ImageChip, Beats audio, and Snapdragon S4 processor. The HTC Desire X will be available in selected markets across EMEA and Asia Pacific from September 2012.

“HTC Desire X is an extension of your social life,” said Jason Mackenzie, President, Global Sales and Marketing for HTC Corporation. “If you’re looking to enjoy and share high quality multimedia, wherever you are, this is the phone for you. It not only looks and sounds great, but also provides a super-fast, highly personal mobile experience at a great price.”

Highlights of the Desire X include:

  • Android 4.0 with HTC Sense
  • 4-inch super LCD WVGA screen
  • Dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play
  • 5 megapixel camera with HTC’s proprietary ImageChip, a f/2.0, 28mm wide-angle lens, BSI sensor, HDR mode and automatic adjustable flash
  • 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage
  • User replaceable 1650 mAh battery
  • microSD expansion slot
  • Beats Audio

The overall specs of the Desire X are on the level of the HTC One V, which currently sells for around $299, so we would expect it to be sold for $299 or less. This device probably won’t make it to the US, but it gives us an idea of where HTC’s affordable phones are headed.

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Via: HTC Press

Source: HTC Desire X

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  • XanLoves

    If it has NFC I may buy an unlocked one. I didn’t want to buy any of the new range as my Sensation XE is still just below par with the One X, so if the price is right… mibi

    • Taylor Wimberly

      I have seen no mention of NFC anywhere.

      • XanLoves

        Nah, except from the ImageChip and a slight processor upgrade there would be no point in this.

        I’ll probably just wait ’till the next generation of HTC.

  • shadhussain

    this strategy of introducing a 2nd entry level phone confuses me. what was wrong with keeping the one v as the entry level option?

    • Taylor Wimberly

      My guess is the Desire X might be priced lower than the One V. If that’s true and it has this improved stylings from the One series, then it should sell better.

    • Hom0ncruse

      final nail in the coffin for htc

      • R.S

        When will it be the final nail in your trolling?

        • dVyper

          When will people stop feeding trolls?

          • Yash Jethmalani

            I would say water under the bride.. But that’[s where Trolls live. :P

  • mariodroid

    I want this phone so bad. Perfect screen size. I hope this will work on US. T-Mobile

    • Yash Jethmalani

      It doesn’t say anything about LTE.. so it will most be a GSM/HSPA which works on T-mobile.
      Hope this helps. :)

  • CTown

    I really wish HTC would have used something like “Desire” as a true brand for their flagship phones like how Verizon keeps getting a ” Droid Incredible” (instead of Desire HD, Sensation, One). Instead HTC decided to skip the Desire 2-9 and went straight to the Roman Numeral for 10…

  • fc1032

    It baffles me, didn’t HTC say they were going to make fewer phones and try to focus on quality?

  • LittleGreenDude

    Wait, doesn’t the HTC One V have a single core processor? Cause then this would be well ahead of it.

  • Abo-Othman

    Dat chin!