TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC revealed the Desire 601 smartphone today, a midrange device with a 4.5in display and 4G connectivity, and we got some hands-on time with it ahead of the launch.
Powered by a lower end dual-core 1.4GHz processor and boasting a modest 1GB of RAM, the Desire 601 breaks from HTC's top-end One handset's design by being made from polycarbonate as opposed to metal. IT also brings software features as seen on the firm's higher specification series of smartphones such as HTC Zoe with Video Highlights and HTC Boomsound.
For snapping photos, the Desire 601 has a 5MP camera on the rear. The rear of the phone also features a detachable backplate that grants access to its removable 2100mAh battery and microSD card slot.
There's no word yet as to when the Desire 601 will hit the UK or how much it will cost, but HTC has told The INQUIRER that it will leave pricing announcements to its partners, promising that it will be a "midrange" handset when it is launched sometime later this month. µ
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