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HTC Desire 300 official: specs, features, release date and pricing
In addition to the HTC Desire 601 mid-ranged handset, HTChas also unveiled a new entry-level Android smartphone, the HTCDesire 300.
Specs and features
Described as a “personal and powerful entry-level smartphone,” here’s what you can expect from the HTCDesire 300 when it comes to specs and features:
- Size: 131.78 x 66.23 x 10.12 mm
- Weight: 120g
- 4.3-inch WVGA display (800 x 480 resolution)
- 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
- 512MB of RAM
- 4GB of storage (1.4GB available to the user)
- microSD support up to 64GB of memory
- 5-megapixel camera with f2.8 aperture, 34mm lens and WVGA recording
- VGA front facing camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- GPS, AGPS
- 1650mAh removable battery
- Android with HTCSense on top (with BlinkFeed)
Release date and pricing
Just like the Desire 601, the Desire 300 will hit stores starting with October 2013, although it doesn’t have an actual launch date. Pricing details aren’t available for the handset at this time, although we expect it to be an affordable device, especially when purchased on-contract.
While HTCmentioned that the Desire 601 will launch in EMEA markets starting with October, it’s not yet clear whether the Desire 300 will be available in the same markets.
We’ll be back with more HTC-related news from IFA 2013, where Android Authority is present to cover all new things Android for you!
Category-changers: HTCintroduces new mid-range Desire 601 and entry-level Desire 300
New HTCBoomBassTM supercharges BoomSoundTM for the ultimate HTCOne® audio experience
London, 3 September 2013 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the addition of the HTCDesire 601 and HTCDesire 300, to its popular smartphone family enabling consumers to enjoy a premium experience at any price point. Changing the face of the mid-range, the HTCDesire 601 introduces LTE speeds and innovative features from the flagship One family, including HTCZoeTM with Video Highlights and HTCBoomSound. Setting a new standard for entry-level smartphones, the HTCDesire 300 offers a powerful, large-screen browsing experience and HTCBlinkFeedTM.
In addition to extending its range of affordable Desire smartphones, HTCis also bringing new choice and performance enhancements to its acclaimed HTCOne family. HTCBoomBass, a Bluetooth subwoofer, combines with the One family’s HTCBoomSound to offer a fully-immersive audio experience like no other. A new ‘Vivid Blue’ HTCOne and One mini also introduce a bold new option for those who want a handset that stands out from the crowd.
“For the last 17 years HTChas challenged the mobile industry to develop innovations that change the way in which people use their mobile phone. Now we’re not only changing the way people view the mid-range and entry-level market but setting the bar even higher when it comes to our premium devices and capabilities,” commented Peter Chou, CEO of HTCCorporation. “We are committed to offering the most innovative portfolio of products on the market. Our Desire family has become synonymous with affordable quality. Offering some of the most advanced capabilities of any smartphone, these phones truly represent premium quality in a more affordable price bracket.”
HTC Desire 601: A powerful value smartphone for everyone
The HTCDesire 601 comes complete with many of the features that have led the HTCOne to be crowned the best phone in the world. HTCBlinkFeed, HTCZoe with Video Highlights and HTCBoomSound make this the most advanced mid-range smartphone available on the market today.
The rear-facing 5MP camera captures HTCZoes, bringing images to life in three-second videos. The simple editing capabilities of HTCZoe support advanced features such as Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal, making it easy to achieve incredible results with minimal effort.
Video Highlights takes the camera experience to the next level by creating highlight reels displayed on the HTCDesire’s 601’s 4.5″ qHD screen. Accompanied by a range of pre-set themes for a more personal memory, these stunning 30-second video montages are simple to create and instantly sharable.
Superfast streaming, sharing and browsing
The HTCDesire 601 combines a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400, dual-core, 1.4GHz processor and LTE connectivity to enable superfast HD video and music streaming with no compromise on quality. Changing the way you experience media on the go, dual, front-facing HTCBoomSound speakers join with the large screen to create a completely immersive audiovisual experience. Delivering richer, sharper tones, the raw power of the speakers lets you take the “big screen, big sound” home entertainment experience with you, wherever you go.
HTC Desire 300: A personal and powerful entry-level smartphone
The HTCDesire 300 enhances the entry-level browsing experience with HTCBlinkFeed making personal and up-to-date content and social media updates available instantly on your home screen. Its stunning 4.3”, full lamination display is perfect for reading your customised HTCBlinkFeed updates, watching videos, viewing photos and surfing the web, whilst the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ dual-core, 1GHz processor means that you’ll never be short on performance.
Boosting the bass for HTCOne
In the HTCOne, HTCredefined the smartphone sound experience with HTCBoomSound and has now raised the bar again with the introduction of a new accessory for the HTCOne family. HTCBoomBass, a compact, Bluetooth-enabled subwoofer with a dedicated amplifier, provides clearer, more powerful bass when combined with the HTCOne family’s BoomSound. The subwoofer enables HTCBoomSound’s speakers to produce enhanced quality of lower range frequencies so, no matter what music you’re playing or video you’re watching, you are guaranteed immense and exceptional sound that can travel with you.
The new HTCDesire 601 will be available with mobile operators and major retailers in select markets across EMEA from October 2013. The HTCDesire 300 will be available in select markets from October 2013.
The new Vivid Blue HTCOne models will be available in select markets from Q4 2013 and HTCBoomBass will be available from the HTCAccessory Store from mid October 2013. (http://www.htcaccessorystore.com)
For more information visit www.htc.com.
Founded in 1997, HTCCorp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTCpushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTCSense® user experience. HTCis listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.