Glamour Shot of the HTC Golf Leaked

The HTC Wildfire S and the HTC Explorer are both great value entry-level smartphones, but the pair are getting a little old, so it’s about time HTC offered us a new device packed with more up-to-date features.

Step forward the HTC Golf, of which a press picture has been leaked this week, following up from a mysterious snap taken with its camera which appeared early last month.

At the time, the possible specification suggested it was set to replace the Explorer, but some revised specifications and a potential model name suggest it’s the Wildfire S’s successor instead.

Believed to be titled the Wildfire C upon launch, the device will feature a 5 megapixel camera rather than the 3 megapixel sensor rumoured previously, plus a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a 480 x 320 pixel resolution, Bluetooth 3.0, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi and 4GB of internal memory.

Several sources are implying the Golf will run Google Android 4.0 and HTC Sense 4.0 too, making it one of the most basic phones in terms of hardware to do so, as a sub-1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM is likely.

The design of the Golf looks similar to the Wildfire S, but it’ll also be interesting to see the rear panel, as it could take some cues from the company’s new One series of devices. It’s expected to be made official by the end of June.

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