HTC Desire X Officially Unveiled


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HTC has been keeping a low profile lately (which makes us worry just a bit), but they did just issue a press releasing officially unveiling their new Desire X mid-range device. Here's the scoop on the specs:
  • 4.0-inch LCD screen with WVGA, (480 x 800-pixel resolution)
  • Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon S4 Play chip clocked at 1GHz - (It's important to note that this is not one of the 28nm chips seen in high-end devices. This is a modest Cortex A5 chip using 45nm technology. It is called the S4 Play, and does not perform as well as its bigger brother the 28nm S4.)
  • 5-megapixel camera with backside illuminated sensor
  • HTC’s ImageChip with fast activation, burst shots (but much slower, at 2 frames per second) and VideoPic that lets you to take still shots while recording video. (Video recording stops at 480p, instead of 720p.
  • Beats Audio
The phone is expected to hit markets like Europe, Africa and Asia in September, but we have no word on a US launch. Here's the press release below,


A seriously entertaining, powerful and social smartphone with a state of the art camera that includes VideoPic™ for simultaneous image and video capture and Continuous Shooting for capturing multiple fast-paced action photos

BERLIN, GERMANY – IFA - 30th August, 2012 - HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC Desire X, an affordable smartphone that delivers a state of the art camera, stunning sound and incredible processing power and speed. Tuned with HTC exclusive Beats Audio™, this device also delivers a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm ®

Snapdragon S4™ processor and social features that enable you to stay better connected. "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." Iconic design, powerful performance This striking design is built to withstand everyday life while remaining both slim and compact. With the inclusion of HTC Sense® and Android™ 4.0, every individual's experience is completely personal. The impressive 4-inch super LCD WVGA screen on the HTC Desire X with increased viewing angle also means that everything will appear in vivid colour and with amazing clarity.

State of the art camera

Perfect for point-and-shoot spontaneity, the 5 megapixel camera on the HTC Desire X takes fantastic photographs, even in challenging low-light conditions, thanks to HTC's proprietary ImageChip, a f/2.0, 28mm wide-angle lens, BSI sensor, HDR mode and automatic adjustable flash. When capturing content you won't need to choose between video or photos again, with VideoPic you can to take video and stills at the same time. This smartphone can even record the most fleeting of moments with superfast activation (within 1 second) and auto focus with Always Focus. What's more, one-press Continuous Shooting allows you to capture multiple photos of fast-paced action, be it a medal-winning sprint or the family dog. Sharing made easy Saving and sharing photos, videos and files is easy on HTC Desire X – with one touch you can instantly share content with your friends and family via email, text or social networks. Dropbox integration also gives you 25GB of free online storage for two years*.

Authentic Sound

Delivering deep bass and richer, more powerful sound, integrated Beats Audio on the HTC Desire X makes you feel like you are actually hearing your music in the studio. With Beats headphones, you can also enjoy a superior listening experience thanks to HTC Desire X specifically tuned audio profiles. What's more, he phone also supports High Definition wireless audio through Bluetooth®.


HTC Desire X will be available in selected markets across EMEA and Asia Pacific from September 2012. * Dropbox 25GB of free storage deal is available to those who sign up to it before the end of 2013. Sign up using the HTC Desire X device. Dropbox is provided by a third party.

Overall, it seems rather bland, but then again, it's not easy to get too excited about mid-range devices.
WVGA, on a 4" display in 2012... Should be at least qHD.
And the point of this phone is, I guess they did not want to throw away all those S4 chips at .45 nm they bought, LOL,
I do not see the point of producing mid ranged devices when they could just sell older devices as mid ranged devices. IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE!
cybertec69 said:
And the point of this phone is, I guess they did not want to throw away all those S4 chips at .45 nm they bought, LOL,

Wasn't there a S4 shortage?
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Why are there typos in an official press release? :sad: