Early details emerge for what could be new HTC Desire models

Smartphones spied in certification and benchmark phases could be the Taiwanese manufacturer's newest offerings.

The HTC Desire X may be followed by the Desire 600. CNET

A pair of yet-to-be-announced HTC smartphones surfaced this week, tipping the hardware maker's future plans.

An HTC 102e currently getting its certification (translate) in Taiwan may prove to be a variation of the rumored G2 .

Details show the handset as having a 3.5-inch 320x480-pixel display, a 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the entry-level device should feature a microSD expansion card and a 1400mAh battery. The 102e reportedly will debut as the Desire 200 and could be exclusive to the Asian market.

An HTC Desire 600, which promises to offer a more powerful and robust experience, was spied in recent benchmark results. According to the early details, the smartphone allegedly will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and could feature a 4- or 4.5-inch display. Additional rumored specs peg the device with a quad-core 1.2GHz Mediatek processor and a screen resolution of 540x960 pixels.

Regardless of what the hardware is for these HTC smartphones, I am happy to see a departure in naming convention. Surely I am not the only one confused by suffix letters like C, V, X, and U.

About the author

Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.


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