The heydays of being on top might be long gone, but it doesn’t stop HTC from trying to recapture the market that has now been gobbled up by Samsung. With the HTC Desire X, the Taiwanese phone maker is aiming to steal the hearts of those who are looking for a capable 4-inch Android phone – albeit one that won’t break the piggy bank.
If the HTC Desire X ticks all the right boxes, you probably knew that the handset was already up for sale on Phones4U in the UK for a couple of days now. It looks like more retailers in the country are stocking the mid-range phone.
Starting with Clove, the online retailer is now selling the black HTC Desire X for £228 – tax included – for an immediate shipment. Meanwhile, Unlocked-Mobiles is offering the dual-core phone slightly cheaper at £218. The best thing about the two prices is that they are both SIM free and unlocked, which means buyers aren’t tied into mobile contracts for multiple years.
Although there’s no word yet on when HTC is going to release the Desire X in other markets, you can start saving now for the phone. We can expect the unlocked price to be rather similar to what it’s going for in the UK. We’re probably looking at something like $350.
Aside from the mentioned 4-inch display with 800×480 display resolution (WVGA), the Desire X has a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon processor, 768MB RAM, 4GB onboard storage, microSD support, 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, 1,650mAh battery, HTC Sense 4, and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Are you planning to get the wallet out for the Desire X?