HTC announces Desire 601 and Desire 300 smartphones

HTC Desire 601HTC has unveiled two new mid-range Android smartphones today. Part of the company’s Desire series, the new smartphones are called Desire 601 and Desire 300. Both phones will go on sale in select markets beginning next month.

The HTC Desire 601 comes with a 4.5-inch qHD display and is powered by 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor. The company has also included a 5MP rear camera, 2100 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage on the smartphone. On the connectivity front, the usual options like LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth are present on the smartphone.

As Desire 601 packs the same Sense version present in HTC One, it will also come with customisations like HTC Blinkfeed, Zoe and BoomSound coupled with the dual frontal stereo speakers.

On the other hand, HTC Desire 300 packs a 4.3-inch WVGA display and is powered by 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. It also features 5MP rear camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage,  and 1650 mAh battery. The usual connectivity options barring LTE are also present on the smartphone.

“For the last 17 years HTC has challenged the mobile industry to develop innovations that change the way in which people use their mobile phone. Now we’re not only changing the way people view the mid-range and entry-level market but setting the bar even higher when it comes to our premium devices and capabilities,” commented Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation.

HTC Desire 601 specifications

  • Size:  134.5 x 66.7 x 9.88mm, weight:  130 grams
  • Display: 4.5-inch qHD (960×540)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, dual-core, 1.4GHz
  • Android with HTC Sense, HTC BlinkFeed
  • 8GB storage, microSD slot, 1GB of RAM
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA
  • HTC BoomSound with Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, Sense Voice
  • Cameras: 5MP auto focus rear camera with BSI sensor, pixel size 1.4 µm, sensor size 1/4″” and HTC Image Chip, VGA front camera
  • 2100mAh battery

HTC Desire 300 specifications

  • Size: 131.78 x 66.23 x 10.12mm, weight: 120 grams
  • Display: 4.3-inch WVGA (800×480)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, dual-core, 1GHz
  • Android with HTC Sense; HTC BlinkFeed
  • 4GB storage, microSD slot, 512MB of RAM
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi
  • Cameras: 5MP auto focus rear camera, VGA front camera
  • 1650mAh battery

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