It’s a common thing among the smartphone manufacturers to launch mid-end and entry level terminals after a new flagship device is officially announced. HTC Desire 600 is a mid-end smartphone developed by the Taiwanese company, sporting a 4.5-inch display and slots for two SIM cards. As you’ve probably guessed, Desire 600 runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, but it also shares some the features of the HTC One flagship. Let’s have a look at the technical specifications of the HTC Desire 600 and see if the smartphone is indeed fulfilling your needs.
Just like I was mentioning above, HTC Desire 600 comes with a 4.5-inch display, but learn that it supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution and has Super LCD2 technilogy. Of course, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean was customised with HTC’s proprietary New Sense UI.
The mid-range smartphone boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 200 chipset with a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor and Adreno 205 GPU, plus 1 GB of RAM. Unfortunately the internal storage is limited to 8 GB, as the smartphone doesn’t come with a microSD card slot.
The HTC Desire 600 packs a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera with BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture, autofocus, and 720p HD video recording support, while the front-facing camera has a 1.6 megapixel sensor. In terms of connectivity the new smartphone brings WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G (up to 7.2 Mbps), Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, NFC, Beats Audio, and dual-SIM support.
The smartphone is 135 mm tall, 67 mm, wide, and 9.3 mm thin, and the 1,860 mAh battery contributes to the total weight of 130 grams.
HTC Desire 600 comes with the HTC Sense 5 user interface, which includes HTC One’s BlinkFeed feature. Personally, I would have wanted the display to have HD resolution, but I guess we should wait for another HTC model placed between One and Desire 600. Among the features borrowed from the HTC flagship you will also find the front speakers with dedicated sound amplifiers. The Beats Audio support is no longer a novelty for the HTC smartphones.
The camera should be capable of providing decent performance, even tough it doesn’t come with the UltraPixel sensor of the HTC One, nor with the Zoe features.
The new HTC Desire 600 is indeed an interesting terminal and it should be capable of competing against Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy S4 Active. The display resolution fits perfectly into the mid segment, while the body seems to be manufactured using plastic. If otherwise, the manufacturers would have bragged about a metallic construction.
If the price is right, Desire 600 should be able to persuade a lot of Android fans. Unfortunately, the dual-SIM support will keep it from making into the offers of the carriers. We don’t know the price of the HTC Desire 600 yet, but we know that the release date was set for early June.