HTC Desire 600 goes Live, with Dual Sim and Sense 5

After numerous rumors and speculations, the Taiwanese from HTC finally released two mid-ranged smart phones, the most important of the bunch being the HTC Desire 600.

The family of two consists of the  little guy in the Desire family, called Desire 200, made for the Asian market, a low end Smartphone and the big brother, the HTC Desire 600, made for the European market and built in Europe, a mid-ranged droid.


These two new smartphones were spotted just a few days ago in documentation fillings in Taiwan and benchmarks specs sheets. Now, the HTC Desire 600 was officially launched.

With these two new entries in HTC’s portfolio, the Taiwanese are trying to enter more aggressively in the “consumer” smart phone market. With the current flagship HTC One selling like fresh baked bread (they sold 5 million units of the HTC One in the first month of its launching), now it is the moment for the working horse, the mid-range devices, to prove their valor for the company.

Until now, the Desire line was code-named by letters, now we see the Desire 200 and the Desire 600, so things are changing.

The HTC Desire 600 is a dual SIM smart phone and it features the latest HTC proprietary User Interface, the Sense 5. It will come at an affordable price, most likely, and it will try to make the regular smart phone user happy, featuring premium features at an affordable price tag.

The HTC Desire 600 dual SIM will come with Android OS 4.1.2 out of the box, flavored by the eye-candy Sense UI 5, which features the BlinkFeed screen. This cool feature works like a news-feed app, and it shows live updates from your Facebook, Twitter, CNN or any media sources you can imagine.

The hardware specs of the HTC Desire 600 are in the upper-mid range. The smart phone comes with a Snapdragon 200 chipset and a quad-core Cortex-A5 CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz, it sports an Adreno 203 Graphic Processing Unit and comes with 1 GB of RAM.

For storing your favorite apps and music, you will benefit from 8 GB of internal memory, unfortunately non expandable, and that’s a damn’ shame. How much would it cost a micro-SD slot?  The HTC Desire 600 is powered by a 1860 mAh battery.

HTC Desire 600 Dual Sim Specs

A few words about the display. The HTC Desire 600 comes with a 4.5 inches wide Super LCD touch screen, featuring qHD resolution and with a massive cool feature: two Boom Sound stereo speakers, just like its big brother, the HTC One, courtesy of Beats audio.

The smart phone has a 8 megapixels snapper capable of shooting HD videos in 720p resolution and a secondary 1.6 megapixels camera on the front, for video calls. For these two cameras, HTC brought you a nice feature called Video Highlights. With this app enabled, you can take photos that are lately combined into 30 second video clips. The Video Highlights is inspired by the Zoe app, but it differs substantially.

As you probably guessed until now, the HTC Desire 600 is capable of handling two SIM cards simultaneously, for example you can receive calls on any of them in the same time, which is pretty cool. From now on, you will not need a secondary “business” phone. The downside is that you’ll never have that “I forgot my other phone in the car”. Well, technology can be a benefit or a hazard, isn’t it?

In terms of connectivity, the HTC Desire 600 comes with a 3G HDSPA modem, Bluetooth 4.0 featuring aptX, a latest gen Wi Fi card a/b/g/n, NFC and GPS + Glonass.

As for availability, the HTC Desire 600 will hit the European markets in early June and the world later on, if it proves to be a success. We don’t have information about pricing at the moment, it remains to be seen.

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