Apr 17 AT 11:43 AM Taylor Wimberly 22 Comments

HTC’s upcoming mid-range Android phone leaks out


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.

Via: Engadget

Source: TENNA (Chinese)

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  • Daniel

    Wow, this phone is so ugly…

  • madsalad

    Not too shabby for those looking to get a mid-range smartphone. HTC better not shoot themselves in the foot with the price.

  • epps720


    • Hom0ncruse

      final nail in the coffin for HTC

  • glennw

    What happened to sticking with the single version?

    • Tex

      Don’t take it out of context. They said single Flagship. That doesn’t mean a single model the entire year, it means one high-end model and whoever many mid-tier models they want.

  • w00x

    Here we go!
    HTC Point Five, HTC Point Five X, S, V, VS, HTC Point Ten, Point Ten X, V, S, VS to follow shortly.

    • MC_Android

      Don’t forget the SV

  • SGB101

    What’s wrong with having a slightly updated (battery) One X, as this year’s mid range device.

    It’s a beautifully designed beast. And the parts must be cheap by now. And the S as their enter offering.

    Then next year the S drops off, the One be midrange and the X entry.

    This way only one phone a year need R&D effort, focusing all on each flagship.

  • swazedahustla

    Oh yea, you mean like Galaxy S II, Galaxy SII Admire, Galaxy SII 4G, Galaxy Mega 5.8, Galaxy mega 6.3, Galaxy Mini, Galaxy mini me, galaxy mini 4+, galaxy mini 3.5, galazy mini 3 to follow shortly??

    • Deon Davis

      Exactly Samsung is the worst at this!

  • Deon Davis

    Here come all the comments saying why is HTC making more then one phone? Um because EVERY cell phone manufacturer make multiple phones to cater to every price point and screen sizes. Nobody has a problem when Samsung, Motorola,Sony etc make midrange devices but oh no when HTC does it, its doom and gloom.

    Now I will admit HTC needs to get better on there updates and keep the variants the same from different carriers like they did with the the One to keep the brand name up.

    • w00x

      My last 3 phones were HTC phones and it looks like I’ll be getting the HTC One as well, if Google don’t release something good, but they had WAY TOO MANY devices last year. Friends came to me and asked whether, for instance, the Desire X was better than the Galaxy S3 Mini. I live on the Android blogs and had absolutely no idea whatsoever. I had to look the Desire X up. To date, I don’t even know what was the difference between all of HTC’s last year models, except the One X, One X+, One S and One V. Now, they are doing it again.

      Same goes for Sony’s last year crop. I was familiar with the Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U only. I had to look up the Xperia J, Xperia Miro, etc.

      Samsung for instance had 3 major releases. S3, Note 2 and S3 Mini. And some DUAL SIM modification that I can’t remember. This makes the brand more recognizable. I will never advice someone to purchase a plasticky Samsung device, but at least I am familiar with their models without having to look them up every time a friend asks me.

      And I am not talking State-wise. I am talking about Europe. Things in the US are even worse because of all the carriers.

      • Deon Davis

        Oh believe me I get what you are saying. HTC needs to streamline their naming to stop confusing people. ITs not the phones its the name. Keep the One series high end, Desire series mid range. Leave the s,v, c etc out of the name. And keep the name and design constant across the carriers.

        • w00x

          Who needs that many models? Most of them in the same price range! They are killing the sale of their own devices with their own devices.

  • Nathan D.

    Hopefully, the name will be good for their marketing campaign if they do one for this phone or just for our sack.

  • donger

    Not bad for a mid range phone.

    • thel0nerang3r

      Only thing I don’t like is qHD. I would think that 1280×720 phones would be mid range by now.

  • David Davtyan

    Pretty nice specs for mid range phone !!!

  • 787 the flying fireball

    fugliest fone ever…thank GOD htc is bankrupt

  • tiMMeH!

    iPhone, iPhone 2, iPhone 3, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5…

  • aian

    HTC is doing what Nokia used to do, building convergence devices with focus on brilliant speakers, camera and build quality. This is surely a winning formula and I am glad that HTC has picked up the baton Nokia unfortunitly dropped. You can also find HTC 606w at merimobiles.com