By Stephen Schenck | May 22, 2013 10:55 AM
HTC’s 2013 Androids have thus far been generally higher-end devices. Sure, the First is no One, but specs like that 4.3-inch 720p screen make it clear that this is no bargain-basement model. We all knew that trend couldn’t last forever, and sure enough, we’re now getting a look at some lesser Androids to help fill out HTC’s handset lineup, upon the discovery of evidence pointing to both the Desire 200 and Desire 600.
The first thing you should notice is the naming: gone are the days of the Desire C and Desire V, replaced with a system reminiscent of Nokia, or even Qualcomm and its SoC offerings.
As you should be able to tell from the numbering, the Desire 200 looks to be the lower-end of the pair. The phone shows up in a Taiwanese database as HTC’s model 102e. There’s a chance this guy could be the same G2 we saw specs for back in February. If that’s indeed the case, look for a 1GHz SoC, 3.5-inch HVGA display, 512MB of RAM, and a five-megapixel main camera.
Things look a bit better for the Desire 600, running at 1.2GHz and stepping up to a qHD display. While we haven’t IDed the SoC, the fact that it runs an Adreno 203 GPU points to a Snapdragon 200 or an S4 Play. Benchmark data reveals this one to be a dual-SIM handset apparently getting ready for a launch in Europe.
We’d assume that all this also implies the existence of a Desire 400, but we’ve yet to uncover any sign of that model.