HTC has announced a new device at IFA 2012 in Berlin, unveiling the HTC Desire X, the Android-powered mid-range handset recently the subject of much industry speculation.
Known as the Proto in rumours that have been going round tech circles in the last few weeks, the device’s specs and positioning sees the Taiwanese manufacturer moving away from its recent One series of phones.
While reviving the Desire name in HTC’s line-up the new handset takes more of its cues from the older HTC Wildfire, with it being a mid-range device that could be aimed at a similar market to the One S.
In terms of aesthetics the phone is compact and stylish, featuring a 4-inch display backed by a white casing (similar to that seen on the One X) and an interesting splash of colour around the camera lens that differentiates it from the design stylings of the One series.
Inside is a dual-core, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4GB of storage and a five megapixel camera. The camera app also sees the continuation of the dual-capture functionality incorporated within recent HTC devices, allowing pictures to be taken whilst video is being recorded.
HTC has also continued its association with Beats Audio, building the sound enhancing technology into the Desire X.
The Desire X is set to launch across various countries throughout September. Dialaphone has managed to get a quick hands-on with the new handset so check back later to take a closer look at HTC’s latest device.