The HTC Golf Pops Up Again

It was less than a month ago that we last saw the HTC Golf, the device believed to be replacing the Wildfire S and initially expected to be named the Wildfire C. It had previously been outed through a decidedly strange picture snapped with its camera.

The press shot showed another mini phone with a traditional HTC design, along with a set of rumoured features.

Now, a new set of pictures have been leaked via ITProPortal, but instead of being a beautifully rendered glamour photo, they’re real world snaps.

The design is quite similar to the Wildfire S, with rounded corners and a sizable bezel surrounding the screen. One noticeable change is the lack of a capacitive search button alongside the home, back and recent apps keys, confirming that the phone will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

No new specification details have been revealed, so the rumours suggesting a 3.2-inch screen with a 480 x 320 pixel resolution and a sub-1GHz processor still stand.

The phone’s name may have altered though, as despite the previous leaks linked the Golf with a release name of the Wildfire C, the new source says it will be called the Desire C. This would be quite a change, as the Desire name has previously been used on upper range phones, while Wildfire has been reserved for the entry-level series.

The new One X, One S and One V have shown HTC is doing a little re-branding at the moment, so a change here wouldn’t be a total surprise, but why not call it the One A or something similar?

It’s the Wildfire S’s first birthday this month, so it shouldn’t be that much longer until its replacement, whatever it’s called, is announced.

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