HTC Desire 600 brings quad-core processor and BlinkFeed to the midrange

HTC is planning to release a mid-range device in the Desire range that will include a quad-core processor, 8-megapixel camera and its Sense 5 UI but has not yet confirmed that it will be headed to the UK.


HTC has announced the Desire 600, a mid-range dual-SIM Android Jelly Bean smartphone.

The handset was announced on Thursday, but HTC has yet to confirm whether it will be headed to the UK or the US.

The Desire 600 has some relatively high-end specs for a midrange phone, including a 1.2Ghz quad-core processor, dual SIM slots, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera for stills or video calling.

The Desire 600 will also include other headline features found on the company's current 'hero' handset the HTC One. Among them will be the Sense 5 UI, which features the BlinkFeed news and social media feed, as well as the HTC BoomSound dual front-facing speakers and BeatsAudio software.

The Desire 600 also includes the Video Highlights software that automatically creates 30 second clips of highlights from footage stored on the phone.

A spokeswoman told ZDNet that the handset had been confirmed for release in Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East and Asia, but did not provide pricing details.

HTC reported its Q1 2013 results earlier this month, which revealed the company suffered a 98 percent decline in profits year on year. Overall sales declined more than 35 percent, due in part to fierce competition in the mobile space. 

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