HTC Desire 601 and Desire 300 launched

HTC has launched two new phones in the market – Desire 601 and Desire 300.  HTC Desire 601 brings high end specs to the mid range. Desire 300, on the other hand is an entry level Android phone. The 601 has 4.5 inch display and looks like a close kin to the HTC Desire 600 dual SIM phone. It has single SIM slot though. Desire 300 has 4.3 inch display and dual core S4 snapdragon processor. It has an excellent 5 megapixel camera with F / 2.8 aperture and 34mm lens. Built in storage is meager 1.2GB but fortunately, you do get micro SD slot to expand it by using (upto) 64GB card. The phone will be launched in October 2013.

HTC Desire 601 specs

HTC Desire 601 and Desire 300 were codenamed HTC Zara and Zara Mini. You can find more about snapdragon s4 processor here.

HTC Desire 601 Specs

GENERAL    2G Network    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – all versions
3G Network    HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 – EMEA version
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – Asia version
4G Network    LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 – EMEA version
LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 – Asia version
SIM    Micro-SIM
Announced    2013, September
Status    Coming soon. Exp. release 2013, October
BODY    Dimensions    134.5 x 66.7 x 9.9 mm (5.30 x 2.63 x 0.39 in)
Weight    130 g (4.59 oz)
DISPLAY    Type    TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size    540 x 960 pixels, 4.5 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch    Yes
– HTC Sense UI 5.0
SOUND    Alert types    Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker    Yes, with stereo speakers, built-in amplifiers
3.5mm jack    Yes
MEMORY    Card slot    microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal    8 GB, 1 GB RAM
DATA    GPRS    Yes
EDGE    Yes
Speed    HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
WLAN    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
Bluetooth    Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
USB    Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go, USB Host
CAMERA    Primary    5 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features    1/4” sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, geo-tagging, face and smile detection
Video    Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary    Yes, VGA
FEATURES    OS    Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset    Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU    Dual-core 1.4 GHz
GPU    Adreno 305
Sensors    Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging    SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser    HTML5
Radio    TBD
GPS    Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java    Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors    Black, Silver, Red
– SNS integration
– Dropbox (25 GB storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BATTERY         Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery
Stand-by     (2G) / Up to 440 h (3G)
Talk time     (2G) / Up to 12 h 48 min (3G)

HTC Desire 300 Specs

GENERAL    2G Network    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – all versions
3G Network    HSDPA 900 / 2100 – EU, Asia, China
HSDPA 850 / 2100 – Asia
SIM    Micro-SIM
Announced    2013, September
Status    Coming soon. Exp. release 2013, October
BODY    Dimensions    131.8 x 66.2 x 10.1 mm (5.19 x 2.61 x 0.40 in)
Weight    120 g (4.23 oz)
DISPLAY    Type    TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size    480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch    Yes
– HTC Sense UI 5.0
SOUND    Alert types    Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker    Yes
3.5mm jack    Yes
MEMORY    Card slot    microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal    4 GB, 512 MB RAM
DATA    GPRS    Yes
EDGE    Yes
Speed    HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth    Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
USB    Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA    Primary    5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus
Features    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video    Yes, WVGA@30fps
Secondary    Yes, VGA
FEATURES    OS    Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset    Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play
CPU    Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5
GPU    Adreno 203
Sensors    Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging    SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser    HTML5
Radio    TBD
GPS    Yes, with A-GPS support
Java    Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors    Black, White
– SNS integration
– Dropbox (25 GB storage)
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERY         Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery
Stand-by     (2G) / Up to 625 h (3G)
Talk time     (2G) / Up to 11 h (3G)

Folks at evleaks say that it will soon be making its way to Virgin Mobile.

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