HTC is keeping a low profile at IFA 2012 this week but it does have at least one phone to reveal to the throng of tech journalists and writers making their way around Berlin, the Desire X (formerly Proto). It's a humbler new handset for the Taiwanese manufacturer and one whose outer hardware has already toured China. It's now been mildly adjusted (that is, improved) with one of Qualcomm's lower-end Snapdragon S4 processors, clocked at 1GHz, while it keeps that 4-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, Beats Audio integration and 4GB of storage we saw earlier. There's also an extra 25 gigs of free cloud storage courtesy of Dropbox, while the camera packs the same capabilities as One series devices including HDR capture, continuous shooting and the ability to capture video and stills at the same time. The device will launch across as-yet unconfirmed countries in Europe and Asia starting next month -- and we'll have a hands-on for you later today.
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HTC UNVEILS HTC DESIRE X: BLAZING
PERFORMANCE, STATE OF THE ART CAMERA AND AUTHENTIC SOUND
A seriously entertaining, powerful and social smartphone with a state of the art camera
that includes VideoPic™ for simultaneous image and video capture and Continuous Shooting
for capturing multiple fast-paced action photos
BERLIN, GERMANY – IFA - 30th August, 2012 - HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation
and design, today unveiled the HTC Desire X, an affordable smartphone that delivers a
state of the art camera, stunning sound and incredible processing power and speed. Tuned
with HTC exclusive Beats Audio™, this device also delivers a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm ®
Snapdragon S4™ processor and social features that enable you to stay better connected.
"HTC Desire X is an extension of your social life," said Jason Mackenzie, President, Global
Sales and Marketing for HTC Corporation. "If you're looking to enjoy and share high quality
multimedia, wherever you are, this is the phone for you. It not only looks and sounds great,
but also provides a super-fast, highly personal mobile experience at a great price."
Iconic design, powerful performance
This striking design is built to withstand everyday life while remaining both slim and
compact. With the inclusion of HTC Sense® and Android™ 4.0, every individual's experience
is completely personal. The impressive 4-inch super LCD WVGA screen on the HTC Desire
X with increased viewing angle also means that everything will appear in vivid colour and
with amazing clarity.
State of the art camera
Perfect for point-and-shoot spontaneity, the 5 megapixel camera on the HTC Desire X takes
fantastic photographs, even in challenging low-light conditions, thanks to HTC's proprietary
ImageChip, a f/2.0, 28mm wide-angle lens, BSI sensor, HDR mode and automatic adjustable
flash. When capturing content you won't need to choose between video or photos again,
with VideoPic you can to take video and stills at the same time. This smartphone can even
record the most fleeting of moments with superfast activation (within 1 second) and auto
focus with Always Focus. What's more, one-press Continuous Shooting allows you to
capture multiple photos of fast-paced action, be it a medal-winning sprint or the family dog.
Sharing made easy
Saving and sharing photos, videos and files is easy on HTC Desire X – with one touch you
can instantly share content with your friends and family via email, text or social networks.
Dropbox integration also gives you 25GB of free online storage for two years*.
Delivering deep bass and richer, more powerful sound, integrated Beats Audio on the HTC
Desire X makes you feel like you are actually hearing your music in the studio. With Beats
headphones, you can also enjoy a superior listening experience thanks to HTC Desire X
specifically tuned audio profiles. What's more, the phone also supports High Definition
wireless audio through Bluetooth®.
HTC Desire X will be available in selected markets across EMEA and Asia Pacific from
* Dropbox 25GB of free storage deal is available to those who sign up to it before the end of
2013. Sign up using the HTC Desire X device. Dropbox is provided by a third party.