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HTC Announces Two New Smartphones Desire 601 and Desire 300 Full Specifications

HTC has announced two new smartphones in the Desire series called the 601 and 300 and fall in the mid-range & lower-end categories respectively.

HTC Desire 601

The Desire 601 is the better of the two smartphones, in terms of specs. Featuring a 4.5 inch display with a respectable resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, the phone boasts a 1.4Ghz dual-core SnapDragon 400 processor


under the hood. Also underneath there lies 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB expandable storage.

The software running on this thing is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which is customized and running HTC Sense version 5.0 on top. One cool bonus HTC has added is in the form of its home-baked software tricks. HTC Zoe is there and so are the Video Highlights.

At the back is the 5 megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD video recording. The camera too boasts several of the tricks which were first shown off in the HTC One flagship. The battery is of 2100 mAh capacity.

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 5.0
  • 4.5 inch display with resolution of 540 x 960 pixels
  • 9.88mm thick
  • 130g heavy
  • 1.4Ghz dual-core SnapDragon 400 processor
  • 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB expandable storage
  • 5 megapixel rear-camera with 1080p Full HD video recording
  • VGA front-camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG, Wi-Fi, GPS
  • HTC Zoe, Video Highlights and camera software tricks
  • 2100 mAh battery

The phone will launch in October but price is still unknown.

HTC Desire 300


The Desire 300 is the more lower-end smartphone of the duo but still comes with above average specs. The 4.3 inch display comes with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Under the hood you get 1Ghz dual-core SnapDragon S4 processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB expandable storage.

Around the back is the 5 megapixel camera, this time with WVGA video at 30fps. The phone still comes with Blinkfeed on the software side and has Android 4.2.2 pre-installed.

Battery capacity is 1650 mAh. Here are the full specs of the phone:

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0
  • 4 inch display with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels
  • 10.1mm thick
  • 120g heavy
  • 1Ghz dual-core SnapDragon S4 processor
  • 512 MB RAM and 4 GB expandable storage
  • 5 megapixel camera with WVGA video at 30fps
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi, GPS
  • 1650 mAh battery

The Desire 300 will also launch in October for an unknown price tag.


HTC Announces a Phone for Your Smartphone Called the Mini+


Even remember the most basic purpose of your phone? Yep, that’s doing telephone calls and sending texts. Yet, most people browse the web, use apps, take snaps and do other related stuff much more those primary things.

So what should be done to make you realize the worth of your gadget which you still call a “phone”?

HTC thinks it has the answer: announce a phone for your smartphone. Yep, that’s right, the new accessory called the Mini+ does telephone calls and takes texts. It also works as a remote for your television set or for toggling slides on your projector through the built-in IR Blaster, and for remotely taking photos through your phone’s camera.

Connectivity with your phone is either done through NFC or Bluetooth.

As you might expect, it actually looks quite sleek, just like the HTC One but undeniably dumb. It works with HTC One, One Mini, Butterfly S, Desire 500 and Desire 200. It will be available for $84 in the coming few months. Hell, there are a number of smartphones now which you can buy for that price.

The idea wouldn’t have felt so absurd if the gadget had been announced for a device like a tablet but for another phone, absolutely stupid. Still, there might’ve been some people who will actually make some use of this thing but the question is, will you even use your smartphone while talking on this phone and if not, do you even need it at all?


HTC Announces the HTC One Mini


Following the suite of Samsung and some other manufacturers, HTC too has made the trimmed-down version of its flagship the HTC One for people who don’t adore the large form-factors of today’s smartphones.

The new One mini has a 4.3 inch HD display and an UltraPixel camera at the back.

The One mini looks remarkably similar to its bigger brother. It features the same design (including the same speakers) and aluminium unibody. It does fell short in other departments though including the hardware.

Here are the specs:

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4.3 inch HD display with resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 9.3 mm thick
  • Weight: 122g
  • 1.4Ghz dual-core processor with Krait 300 CPU and SnapDragon 400 SoC
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1 GB RAM with 16 GB non-expandable storage
  • 4 mp UltraPixel camera with Full HD 1080p video recording and HDR
  • HTC Zoe, Beats Audio, BoomSound
  • 1.6 megapixel HD front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot
  • 1800 mAh battery
  • Available in Glacial Silver and Stealth Black

And compared to the HTC One here’s what has changed in the One mini:

HTC One Mini HTC One
Status Announced Available
Weight 122g 143g
Thickness 9.3mm 9.3mm
OS (pre-installed) Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.2
Display 4.3 inch 4.7 inch
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Processor 1.4 Ghz dual-core Krait 300 Quad-core 1.7 Ghz Krait
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 320
RAM, storage 1 GB, 16 GB non-expandable 2 GB, 16 GB non-expandable
Camera (rear) 4 mp Ultrapixel, 1080p video 4 mp Ultrapixel, 1080p video
Camera (front) 1.6mp HD 2.1mp Full HD
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi, optional NFC Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi, optional NFC, Infrared
Battery 1800 mAh 2300 mAh


So it’s obvious from the specs that the One mini isn’t a smaller carbon copy of its older sibling. That might not sound good but at least its better than the Galaxy S4 mini which doesn’t even come with an HD display. Also the One mini is considerably smaller than that phone.

If you want, however, you can also take any of the previous generation flagships for the same price. The One mini will retail for 449 euros or about 60,000 rupees. It will be available this September.


HTC One launched in Pakistan

HTC has launched the much awaited flagship android smartphone, HTC One with collaboration of Mobilink in Pakistan for a price of Rs. 72,000. We don’t know why the company delayed the launch of world’s no.1 smartphone and introduced HTC Butterfly first but finally the one you have been waiting for is here.


Have a look at the key specifications of the device:

  • 4.7″ 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 469ppi pixel density
  • Android OS v4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.0 on top
  • HTC Blinkfeed™ and Zoe™
  • Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset
  • 4 MP auto-focus “Ultrapixel” camera with 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size; LED flash
  • 1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous auto-focus and stereo sound
  • 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA; Wireless TV out, MHL-enabled microUSB port, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC


HTC One is available at the selected outlets of Brightex and Mobilink across Pakistan. Customers who will purchase this device from Mobilink will get special bundle package for free, which includes:

  • Box packed HTC One, with one year warranty.
  • 10,000 on-net minutes and 10,000 SMS.
  • 2 GB Bucket Bundle valid for 30 Days.
  • Mobi Music free trial for 30 days.
  • Car Charger Worth Rs.1500 and Mobile Screen Protector.

We will bring a full review with hands-on video of HTC One for you guys soon, so keep checking back.


Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One The Google Play Edition Go on Sale


A while back, Google announced that it would be selling the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One with Vanilla version of Android OS onboard. That day has finally arrived and both of the phones have finally gone on sale on Google Play.

The Google Edition of the phones are deprived of their exclusive software features and are exactly the same in this department. It is agreeable that HTC Sense and Touchwiz UI add a lot of features over Vanilla Android but with both of them gone, the phones will feel a bit snappier, that’s for sure.

Specifications-wise, the duo is exactly the same as there original counterparts. The Galaxy S4 version packs a SnapDragon 600 chipset underneath instead of the octa-core version but that won’t be hurting anyone much. Instead, it will yield better battery life. HTC One, on the other hand, will be packing the same quad-core SnapDragon 600 version as the original phone.

Here are the specs of the Google Edition of Galaxy S4:

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Stock Android
  • 7.9mm thick
  • 130g heavy
  • 5 inch display with Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.9Ghz quad-core Krait 300 processor with SnapDragon 600 chipset
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM with 16/32/64 GB expandable memory
  • 13 megapixel camera with Full HD video recording, image stabilization and HDR
  • 2 megapixel Full HD front-facing camera
  • Wifi Hotspot, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG, NFC, IR Blaster, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2600 mAh battery

Here are the specs of the Google Edition of HTC One:

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Stock Android
  • 9.3mm thin
  • 143g heavy
  • 4.7 inch display with Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 1.7Ghz quad-core Krait 300 processor with SnapDragon 600 chipset
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM with 32/64 GB non-expandable memory
  • 4 mp UltraPixel camera with Full HD video recording, image stabilization and HDR
  • 2.1 megapixel Full HD front-facing camera
  • Wifi Hotspot, microUSB 2.0., NFC, IR Blaster, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2300 mAh battery

The Galaxy S4 Google Edition will be costing $649 at launch. The HTC One will be cheaper at $599. Their original versions can be found at lower prices in the market currently but you know, the Vanilla Android lovers are always there so the deals won’t be too bad after all.

You should expect to find them in any of the popular online stores in Pakistan soon.


HTC Announces the Butterfly S Successor to the Butterfly


HTC has finally announced the replacing model to the original Butterfly smartphone in the Butterfly S. The original Butterfly was among the first Android smartphones to pack a Full HD display so the successor has to be pretty special too. And although not as revolutionary, the Butterfly S is not bad either.

Just like its predecessor, the Butterfly S has a 5 inch Full HD display, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It runs on Android Jelly Bean, customized with HTC’s Sense 5.

Under the hood is a 1.9Ghz quad-core SnapDragon 600 processor with 2 GB RAM. At the back is a 4 megapixel ultrapixel camera, same as that of the HTC One. The phone holds 16 GB of memory onboard, along with a memory card slot and 25 GB DropBox storage for 2 years. A massive 3200 mAh battery powers up the unit.

Here are the specifications for the HTC Butterfly:

  • Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5
  • 5 inch display with Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Weight: 160 grams
  • 9.1 mm thick
  • 1.9Ghz quad-core Krait 300 processor with SnapDragon 600 chipset
  • 2 GB RAM with 16 GB expandable internal storage
  • 4 megapixel camera with UltraPixel sensor
  • 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR and LED Flash
  • 2.1 megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, NFC, Wifi Hotspot
  • 3200 mAh battery
  • Available in White, Black, Red and Gray colors

The phone will be available in July and later onwards for an introductory price of $766, which means around Rs. 80,000. That’s more than the asking price for the One, but then again some specs are better here too, including the larger display.

Meanwhile, the original Butterfly is available for Rs. 70,000 at Mobilink and for even lower prices in some other markets so that’s worth a look too because the difference in specs really isn’t much.


HTC Announces the Budget Desire 200 Smartphone


HTC has outed yet another Android smartphone, this time in the starting range, the Desire 200. The phone is among the cheapest to ever come out from Taiwan and has a design inspired from the HTC flagship, the One.

The phone has a 3.5 inch display with resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. Under the screen is a 1Ghz single-core SnapDragon S1 processor and 512 MB RAM. The internal memory is 4 GB which is expandable via a memory card slot.

At the back is a 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera (which is a bit disappointing but its budget phone after all) with VGA video recording. There’s no front-facing camera on the Desire 200.

The battery capacity is 1230 mAh. Beats audio enhancement is in the mix too. Here are the full specs of the phone:

  • (Unknown edition of) Android OS with HTC Sense UI
  • 3.5 inch display with resolution of 320 x 480 pixels
  • Weight: 100 grams
  • 11.9mm thick
  • 1Ghz single-core SnapDragon S1 processor
  • 512 MB RAM with 4 GB internal expandable storage
  • 5 megapixel fixed-focus back camera with VGA video recording
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot, GPS
  • 1230 mAh battery

The pricing and availability details are under the covers right now but the phone should be getting the release date soon


HTC has Announced the Desire 600 Dual-SIM Android Smartphone


HTC has announced the Desire 600, a dual-SIM, Android Powered mid-range phone that will boost Sense 5 UI to offer you a taste of HTC One at a lower price.

Powered by a 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor, HTC Desire 600 comes with 4.5 Inch display and an 8 megapixel rear camera with 2 megapixel front facing camera for video calling.

HTC Desire 600 will be a perfect device for music lovers because of its front facing speakers – Just like HTC One – that come with Beats Audio integration.

HTC Desire 600 offers HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound, most recently launched as part of the award-winning new HTC One.

The HTC Desire 600 will be available from June with global availability, but starting off with Russia, Ukraine and the Middle East. Price isn’t announced yet.

Here are the specs for the phone:

  • OS: Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5
  • GPU: Adreno 203


  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 5.31 x 2.64 x 0.37 in
    • Weight: 130 g
  • Display:
    • Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    • 540 x 960 pixels, 4.5 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
  • Memory:
    • Card slot: No
    • Internal: 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
  • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, v4.0 with A2DP, NFC, Infrared port, microUSB v2.0
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: 1.6 MP
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery
    • Stand-by: Up to 539 h (2G) / Up to 577 h (3G)
    • Talk time: Up to 11 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 11 h (3G)

HTC Desire Q Made Official A Mid-range Android Smartphone



Following the recent unveilings of Samsung’s mid range android smartphones, HTC just officially launched Desire Q, a new mid-range android smartphone.

The HTC Desire Q is said to be a slightly modified version of HTC Desire U with almost all similar features apart from the fact that Desire Q is a dual-SIM phone whereas U is a single SIM.

Weighing 114 grams with dimensions of 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm, it sports a 4.0-inch WVGA display with 480 x 800 LCD capacitive screen and running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Inside, this device is powered by a 1GHz single-core processor along with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage that is expandable by another 32GB via microSD slot with a battery capacity of 1650 mAh.

On Connectivity front, HTC Desire Q includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and 3G while it is embedded with 5-megapixel rear auto-focus camera with LED flash, but lacks a front-camera, which may down it a bit from other smartphones. The phone comes with Beats Audio branding to enhance the sound experience, like several of its compatriots.

Currently it has been made available to Taiwan with price tag of NT$ 699 which is approx PKR 24,000. However, till yet it has not revealed by HTC that when it would be available to other market and at what price.

HTC Desire Q technical specifications

  • 4.0-inch WVGA display
  • 1GHz single-core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD slot
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • Beats Audio technology
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm
  • 114 grams
  • 1650 mAh

HTC Announces the First, the First Phone with Facebook Home

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Whether you like the new Facebook Home or not, HTC is pretty much sold on the concept. The new First smartphone by the company is the first phone with the service built right onto the phone.

Here are the full specs of the phone:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Facebook Home
  • 4.3 inch HD display
  • 8.9mm thick weighing 123.9g
  • Micro-sim card slot
  • 4G LTE supported
  • 1.4Ghz dual-core Krait processor with Adreno 305 GPU
  • Qualcomm SnapDragon 400 chipset
  • 1GB RAM with 16GB expandable storage
  • 5 mp back camera with LED Flash and Full HD video recording
  • 1.6mp front camera
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope, compass
  • Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, GPS, Wifi Hotspot
  • 2000 mAh battery

The star of the show is Facebook’s own ‘Home’ though. The new launcher will be built-in onto the phone right from the start. And in case you can’t care less about the phone, the Home is also coming to other Android phones on April 12. Only the flagships will be served at first, namely the Samsung Galaxy S IV, S3, Note 2 and HTC’s One and One X+ but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced his plans to bring Facebook Home to ‘as many people as possible’.

However it must be kept in mind that the HTC First isn’t the first phone targeted towards Facebook users. Some years back, it was again HTC which was the first company to roll out 2 phones, the ChaCha and Salsa with dedicated Facebook buttons which could share anything being displayed on the screen upon pressing. It remains to be seen though whether the HTC First will perform better than the 2 earlier phones which are already history now.

The phone will be released later this month. Pricing is unknown at the moment.

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