HTC may have had a busy Mobile World Congress with the launch of the One X, One S and One V; but it doesn’t appear the company has finished for the year at all, as details of a mid-range Android device have now leaked.
A test picture has been published by Pocketnow, and although the image is of, erm, nothing that we can recognize, the EXIF data did reveal some facts about the device codenamed the HTC Golf.
The screen will measure 3.5-inches and have a 480 x 320 pixel resolution, while the snapper responsible for that strange image has a 3 megapixel sensor, and inside there will be 4GB of storage space. A microSD card slot will allow this figure to be increased, plus there’s 3G connectivity with HSDPA too.
The processor will have a clock speed of less than 1GHz and be supported by 512MB of RAM, but at least the Golf should be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – a big boost for a budget phone.If that is the case, the expect HTC Sense 4.0 over the top too.
All this adds up to the Golf appearing to be HTC’s replacement of the Explorer, which has a slightly smaller 3.2-inch screen and Android Gingerbread onboard.
At the moment, all of this is unconfirmed, but the report indicates we can expect a release sometime before the beginning of the summer. As it’s highly unlikely the Golf name will make it on to the final product, will it become another One phone? If so, which letter will they use this time?