HTC Desire 600 is official: a quad-core mid-ranger with BoomSound and BlinkFeed

by: Bogdan BeleMay 23, 2013

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HTC Desire 600, a dual-SIM device featuring a quad-core CPU, has been made official by the company.

The device was spotted in benchmarks not too long ago, and now it’s finally a fact. If you were looking for a dual-SIM device with a good set of specifications, the HTC Desire 600 might be right up your alley.

The smartphone features a Snapdragon 200 1.2 GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM memory, as well as a 4.5-inch Super LCD2 display at qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels). The internal memory is 8 GB, while the battery is a 1860mAh unit.

As far as the camera goes, the device has an 8 megapixel shooter on its back, and there’s also a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front, which should be quite useful for video calls.

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The best part of the device is that it borrows some of the HTC One‘s features, making it even more tempting. You get the BoomSound speakers and Beats Audio integration, for great music and videos, as well as BlinkFeed, the Flipboard-like app that brings you news from over 1400 sources straight to your homescreen.

The HTC Desire 600, which seems very similar to the 606w that recently went through the approval process in China, runs Android Jelly Bean, according to the press release (version 4.1.2, tells us the benchmark result from the other day). The device is set to be available at the start of next month in Russia, Ukraine and the Middle East, through operators and retailers. No word on price or availability in the rest of the world yet.

Would you be tempted to buy the HTC Desire 600? Let us know in the comments.

Show Press Release

HTC Desire 600 dual sim boosts the acclaimed Desire series

Quad-core processor, true dual SIM convenience and HTC BlinkFeed bring premium performance and versatility to the mid-range market

HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today unveiled the new HTC Desire 600 dual sim, the first mid-range handset to offer HTC’s latest Sense 5 experience; HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound, most recently launched as part of the award-winning HTC One. Taking full advantage of Android Jelly Bean, the new model also offers super-fast quad-core performance, while the advanced Video Highlights feature enables maximum creativity at a more affordable price tag.

“People rely on their smartphones every day to be their news channel, email inbox, social network and music player,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The HTC Desire 600 dual sim combines speed and easy multitasking with the truly innovative HTC BlinkFeed home screen. The result is an affordable mid-range phone that sets the standard for its class, keeping the busiest user up-to-date at a glance and offering them the power and range of features to switch between work and play.”

A smartphone designed to keep pace with life

Sporting a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, the HTC Desire 600 dual sim is able to support even the busiest of lifestyles. Capable of high-speed multitasking, super-fast web browsing and graphic-intense gaming, it offers exceptional performance whatever the task.

Dual SIM card holders give you the freedom of having two phones in one, making it easy to switch between multiple mobile accounts and keep you up to speed with all the elements of your world. Running the “dual active” system, the HTC Desire 600 dual sim allows you to have two SIM cards active all the times, enabling you to receive a call on one line, even if you are already using the other.

HTC BlinkFeed: Your favourite content live on your home screen

The HTC Desire 600 dual sim brings HTC’s acclaimed BlinkFeed to the Desire range. Transforming the home screen into a customisable stream of live information, HTC BlinkFeed is displayed on a stunning 4.5″, super LCD2 display and aggregates social streams and news, providing the freshest content at a glance.

Drawing on local and global content from more than 1,400 media sources, BlinkFeed draws on more than 10,000 articles per day from some of the world’s leading media companies including AOL, ESPN, MTV, The Financial Times and Reuters.

Video Highlights: Bringing your moments to life

HTC Video Highlights allows you to turn a day out into an entire experience that you can keep forever. Taking images captured on either the 8MP rear-facing or 1.6 MP front-facing camera, the HTC Desire 600 dual sim automatically creates professional-looking 30-second show reels without the need for advanced editing software. Simply select a music theme, alter the sequences and share your life movie with friends, family and social networks with a single tap of the screen.

HTC BoomSound: Sound you’ll want to share

The dual front-facing speakers of the HTC Desire 600 dual sim allow you to experience mobile entertainment as it is meant to be enjoyed. Complete with exclusive built-in amplifiers, whether you’re listening to music, watching movies or playing games, the speakers, which minimise distortion, offer a sharper, richer, wholly immersive smartphone sound. Beats Audio™ integration also takes the audio quality to the next level guaranteeing an experience as intense and high-powered as the device itself.

EMEA Availability

The new HTC Desire 600 dual sim will be available with mobile operators and major retailers in Russia, Ukraine and MEA from early June 2013. For more information visit

  • Roberto Tomás

    Why does HTC come out with a mid-range with the same cpu as their premium model, and almost the same time as that premium model actually becomes available? They are killing themselves.

    • MasterMuffin

      I didn’t know that Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 200 are the same… And seriously, how is this killing them? Samsung is doing the same thing (releasing lots of Galaxy phones) and look at how they’re doing

      • Roberto Tomás

        Ooh I would have sworn the article in the RSS feed said Snapdragon 600. Its changed now though, if I wasn’t just misreading it.

        • MasterMuffin

          Maybe the “desire 600” fooled your brain :)

  • BlinkFeed. LoL u say it like it’s a good thing :D

  • This does look like a solid mid-range phone. I know some people that would love to have Boomsound and Blinkfeed without having to get the premium cost of the One. I’ve had the One since release day, and I’ve had many people tell me that they’d get it if it wasn’t so expensive off-contract.

  • Balraj

    Hey guys is quadcore snapdragon 200 better then mediatek quadcore t6859 ????
    Please reply
    Will dual core a9 processor be better than snapdragon 200??

  • Rooney-

    Snapdragon 200 with cortex A5 & adreno 203?
    Is it any good?

    • OMGgary


  • I like boomsound and the design, but the low pixel density screen and I hate what they’ve done with the Android keys.

  • steiner

    no info about sdcard slot ?
    but knowing htc, I won’t be surprised..

  • Smarter than you think


  • aian

    HTC is doing what Nokia used to do, building convergence devices with focus on brilliant speakers, camera and build quality. This is surely a winning formula and I am glad that HTC has picked up the baton Nokia unfortunitly dropped. You can also find it at

  • nnhh

    I got that device it’s amazing phone .especially for sound quality and performance