HTC has sadly not shown as much protagonism at IFA 2012 as we were expecting. They’ve just silently announced the HTC Desire X, which as we reported recently, is a good device, but sadly nothing that we’d tag as great. The device has better specs than the HTC One V that we didn’t recommend in our review, but it won’t break any records if compared with most of the Android smartphones in the market. When it comes to the oficial specs mentioned, we have a:
- 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
- 4-inch Super LCD display at last decade’s WVGA resolution
- A 5 megapixel back camera with the sad omission of a front facing sibling
- 4GB of internal storage though nothing is mentioned about microSD support officially, but you will get the 25GB of free DropBox storage
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4.0
- Beats Audio support
The press release is quick at calling this another “State of the art camera and authentic sound” device, and then they can’t understand why we’re so critical about the resulting performance in our reviews. We’ll most likely have some time to play with it at IFA, but we’re also hoping that this is not everything HTC will announce, and we mean it.