Picture of HTC Golf surfaces, entry level smartphone with 3.5-inch display

April 16, 2012
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    A new handset is set to join HTC’s smartphone lineup this year, but it’ll be one without the, well, One branding. For now, the codename given to the smartphone is Golf. According to reports, the HTC Golf is the designated successor to the HTC Wildfire S, and it’s likely that we’ll see it in stores branded as the HTC Wildfire C.

    We guess you know what specs to expect from an entry level phone, such as the HTC Golf. Though the 3.5-inch display is bigger than the predecessor’s, the phone retains the same 320 x 480 resolution found on last year’s Wildfire S. There’s no confirmation yet on what chip will be powering the device, but it’s expected to come with a single-core processor, with less than 1GHz clock speed. We don’t think HTC would want the Golf to match the One V’s specs anyway.

    Apart from that, the phone will come with 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot, Beats audio enhancement, 5MP rear camera, and a front camera. Like the HTC One series, HTC will also come with a complementary 25GB of Dropbox cloud storage. And, despite its entry level status, the HTC Golf will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense UI 4.0.

    The leaked press image of the HTC Golf shows a phone that resembles the HTC One X, albeit in its “mini” version. If HTC manages to deliver a build quality that is close to the One X’, we see no reason why the HTC Golf won’t be a popular option among budget conscious Android fanatics.

    What do you think?

    Comments

    • http://twitter.com/h4oxer Dario Incalza

      I think, 800 MHz is to low. Even for a low budget phone in the year 2012.

    • RIPkennypowers

      Is this the HTC one v?

    • Guest

      Why exactly would I want to switch to a slower device, with lower screen res, smaller display, less memory, and a lower quality camera… than I already have in my hand today????

      You are going to pay the exact same $2000-$3000 per year service charge. Why run it on a dirt cheapo phone????

      What will they offer in 2013? An even *LESS* powerful device????

    • Rosos93

      If this HtcGet a Android 4 I want ice cream for my desire z!!

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