HTC announces Desire 601 and Desire 300

Along with the announcement of the new color variant of the HTC One and One Mini (Vivid Blue), HTC also revealed the new addition to the budget offerings – the Desire 601 and Desire 300.

More than just a single-SIM version of the Desire 600, HTC has added a few other enhancements to the Desire 601 to give it a slight edge over the other mid-range handset in the market. This includes a 1.4GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM, expandable 8GB storage and a 28mm f/2 main camera which is backed by the Taiwanese firm’s home-brewed imaging chip found on the HTC One.

htc desire 601 specs

On the software end, the Desire 601 runs on Android 4.2.2 and is also equipped with also equipped with some of the goodies of its high-end counterpart like HTC Zoe and Video Highlights which will make use of the handset’s 4.5-inch qHD display.

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The Desire 300, on the other hand, packs a slightly more modest configuration than the 601 which includes 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM and a 1650mAh Li-Ion battery. Just like the 601, the Desire 300 also runs on Android Jelly bean with BlinkFeed preinstalled. Sadly, that takes a huge portion of the handset’s measly 4GB internal storage, leaving only 1.2GB for the user. Luckily it can be expanded through micro-SD card, but it’s still a bit disappointing nevertheless.

htc desire 300 specs

Official pricing is yet to be announced, but availability is scheduled on the October of this year.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

5 Responses

  1. Avatar for anon666 anon666 says:

    512mb ram? HALA?

  2. Avatar for macoy macoy says:

    512ram adreno 204??? This is like 2010 model.

  3. Avatar for wew wew says:

    bat ganun di pa inistraight ng htc ung design nila?kawawa naman ung desire 300 siya lng ung di kamukha ni One hahaha anyway masyadong mataas magprice ang htc kaya walang duda mahal to pati ung desire 300…tapos adreno 204 lng tsk tsk

  4. Avatar for Phillip Phillip says:

    Sony and HTC is following Samsung in terms of design strategy across their new releases.
    Samsung – all look like Galaxy S/note line
    Sony – all Xperia line
    HTC – all look like (or very similar) HTC one

    I think it helps in the branding or design identity, but can be somehow hard to distinguish which one from the other model of the same line (or maybe that’s a good thing?)

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