HTC Desire 600 officially announced



It didn’t take long for the HTC One to be flanked by other options from the Taiwanese company in 2013. HTC has officially unveiled the HTC Desire 600 that was rumored only just recently. This device isn’t quite the bee’s knees when put up against the HTC One, but depending on the price tag it could be a decent option.

The specs include a 4.5-inch SuperLCD 2 display with qHD resolution, Qualcomm’s 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor, an 8 megapixel rear camera that can shoot 720p video(doesn’t appear to be UltraPixel) accompanied by a 1.6 megapixel front camera, HTC BoomSound (the speaker grills are the areas accented in red you see in the photo above), and more. HTC’s Desire 600 will include the latest version of Sense, with BlinkFeed reprising its role here.

HTC wasn’t hesitant on knocking the phone a peg down itself, noting in the press release that this is a phone aimed squarely for the mid-range market. Indeed, its dual-SIM capabilities and the initial launch markets of Russia, Ukraine, and several MEA territories are the only markets confirmed to be receiving it at this time (June 2013, in case you care).

With that, the HTC One still takes center stage in HTC’s lineup when you’re talking about full-on performance and features, but depending on price the HTC Desire 600 should prove to be a solid offering for anyone not looking to break the bank.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. How hard would’ve been to add an extra GB of RAM to this device unless the CPU doesn’t support it…

    1. Of course the CPU supports it. They’re keeping prices down, although they would have been better with 1.5gb if they weren’t going to use 2gb.

    2. It’s a qHD display and Qualcomm’s lowest end current gen processor. They weren’t going for a spec beast here.

  2. Hm, I don’t like the look of it.

    1. I agree, but it probably would actually look good without the red stripe.

  3. You’re kidding me. HTC just hasn’t learned. Fire Chou. Restructure. And pray to god you make it out on the other side.

    1. I agree. HTC makes great devices but often fail to make several powerful devices to compete in the market with other flagships like the Gaxaly line or Optimuses.

    2. What’s wrong with this phone? It’s perfectly fine for a midranged device and will probably only launch in select markets.

      1. For one, this is a pretty low spec’d mid range. For two, HTC keeps freaking releasing phones. And phones that aren’t going to help them. They need to focus on making and supporting very few big sellers, not a bunch of garbage. That strategy didn’t work last year. It didn’t work the year before that. It isn’t going to work this year. Honestly, this phone will probably not sell enough units to even make up for engineering costs.

        1. This is the first phone they’ve released this year, bar their flagship.

          1. HTC First. HTC Droid DNA.

          2. Fair enough. The HTC First was a good idea on paper but overall poorly executed. The Droid DNA was released last year though. That being said, I agree they should have just launched the One on Verizon instead.

          3. Yeah the DNA was sort of cheating but sort of right. The J Butterfly was released last year. The DNA came to Verizon in 2013.

            The First was a major major face plant.

          4. Oh I see. I’m not American, and The Verge reviewed it last november so I assumed it launched last year.

          5. Oh wait is was November 21st. You are right. I am wrong.

            My apologies.

          6. “…they should have just launched the One on Verizon instead.”

            ^This…a thousand times this!^

  4. NOT BAD. it’s better than my Sensation, except for the name and rear side

  5. it would be interesting to see where the M4 slots in with this phone going for $400+ off contract according to what’s posted on HTC china’s site.

  6. I think the red speaker grill is a very clever way to advertise their BoomSound and to make this mid-end phone stick out a bit from the rest.

  7. qhd screen coupled with a quad core CPU? sounds off.

  8. If HTC continued the Desire lineup as their main flag phone from the first place, maybe they would have these problems today. But they created sensation evo, one, one s one x, evo 3d and many more, instead of just having one or two phones and focusing their attention their. As much as like HTC products and hardware, I will never buy again… I am very disappointed….

  9. what will be its price in India

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