HTC Proto is the HTC Desire X
HTC's next handset has shed its Proto codename and is now the Desire X
We previously reported that HTC is hard at work on a new handset known as the HTC Proto but a leak now dubs the device as the HTC Desire X.
Hong Kong mobile blog ePrice showcased some fairly blurry pictures of a smartphone that looks quite similar to the HTC One S and One X in design, but with dark grey bodywork.
The reported specs line-up with earlier rumours – it’ll have a 1GHz Qualcomm S4 dual core processor on the MSM8225 chip with an Adreno 203 GPU. There’s no word on RAM but 1GB seems like a safe bet, meanwhile the screen will be a 4-inch display with 800x480 pixels, pegging the pixel density around the 233ppi mark.
It’ll also feature a 5-megapixel camera, likely with the same setup we’ve seen on the rest of the One range, which means a nice sensor along with support for rapid multishot and simultaneous 1080p video and still image capture.
The handset will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at launch, though we'd expect a 4.1 Jelly Bean boost to follow when the One range makes the jump.
If rumours are true HTC is looking to put out decent quality phones at bargain prices in the coming months in order to boost sales and generally improve its situation.
The Desire X looks likely to be leading this charge with its HTC One range look but Desire range label, together with a fast Qualcomm S4 processor and relatively mid-range specs for the rest of its hardware.
More information has come in about the phone's spec along with some new pictures.
The new pictures show the handset will also come in both white and blue variants and, alongside the One X it appears to use the same polycarbonate material in its construction.
It'll reportedly have 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, MicroSD capability and 25GB of free Dropbox cloud storage. The screen is also a Super LCD and reports indicate it'll be about the same size as a current-gen iPhone (118.5x62.3x9.3mm,120g).
We also have an alleged price point of $360 or 290 euros, which would place the device at around £230 - not bad at all.