HTC introduces their new Desire 600 handset. The new Desire 600 isn't just inspired by the One with respect to design as the Desire 600 receives the same flavor of Android and Sense UI as the flagship.
It is time to welcome a new addition to the Desire family (it has been a long time since the last one). Introducing the HTC Desire 600. Powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, this dashing looking mid-range smartphone comes with a feature we were long waiting to see on another HTC handset, namely Sense 5 UI (and Blink Feed).
HTC Desire 600 Specifications
- Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 Chipset
- 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A5 CPU
- Adreno 203 GPU
- 1 GB Of RAM
- 4.5 Inch qHD (960 x 540 pixels) Super LCD2 Display
- 8 MP Rear Camera, 720p Video Recording
- 1.6 MP Front Camera
- 8 GB Internal Storage, Non-expandable
- Beats Audio
- Dual SIM Support
- 1860 mAh Battery
- HTC Sense 5 UI with BlinkFeed
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
The HTC Desire 600 is a stunningly good looking smartphone. Well most of it can be attributed to the HTC One, the phone from which the Desire 600 heavily borrows its design. Although the Desire 600 is a step down, much of those features that attracted us to the One are still here. Boom Sound hasn't gone anywhere (the screenshots reveal that pretty clearly), Beats Audio support is present, the display is of Super LCD2 make (the same displays that impressed everybody last year on the One X).
Looks better in the silver coat
On the software front, you have HTC's newest Sense 5 UI on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (same as the flagship HTC One) with their new BlinkFeed feature which now has access to more than 1,400 channels. What's really missing is HTC Zoe, but the ability to create 30 second video highlights still remains. The Desire 600 supports two SIMs (as it has two SIM card slots) which should be really handy for those who want separate numbers to keep home and work separate. 8 GB of internal storage is a bummer really, especially when you consider the absence of a microSD card slot. It is indeed a bit funny to read that the Desire 600 has an 8 MP camera while the flagship One has a 4 MP Ultra Pixel camera. To a not-so-informed, they would keep wondering what HTC is up to (thankfully we know better). It would be particularly interesting to see the camera performance of the Desire 600 and how it stacks up against the HTC One.
This baby is headed to China
There is a Chinese version of the same phone (that supports China's TD-SCDMA radio) dubbed Desire 606w which is otherwise identical to the Desire 600 which was announced officially today. HTC says that their new phone should go on sale early next month. No word on pricing yet.