HTC Announces Desire 600 With Quad-Core CPU, Sense 5, BoomSound


HTC has this morning announced the new Desire 600, its second smartphone with the latest Sense 5 user interface. The Taiwanese company is aiming the device at the “mid-range market,” but it boasts some pretty high-end specifications, including a quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

It also delivers a number of features that debuted with the flagship HTC One.

In addition to Sense 5 with BlinkFeed, the Desire 600 offers Android Jelly Bean (it’s unclear which version), and HTC’s impressive front-facing BoomSound speakers. It has a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdraon 200 processor, a 4.5-inch Super LCD2 720p display (960×540), and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera.

Although the Desire 600 doesn’t have everything the One has — the UltraPixel camera and 1080p display are the biggest differences between the two — it’s a terrific mid-range alternative. Unfortunately, the device won’t be available everywhere right away.

The Desire 600 will initially launch in Russia, Ukraine, and the Middle East in early June, and it’ll be available in black or white (silver).