HTC has announced the launch of Desire 600, a dual-SIM (dual-active) smartphone that offers HTC's latest Sense 5 experience including BlinkFeed and BoomSound, most recently seen as part of the HTC One (Review | Pictures).
HTC Desire 600 sports a 4.5-inch Super LCD2 display of 540x960 resolution and is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. It comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing 1.6-megapixel shooter.
"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."Running the "dual active" system, the HTC Desire 600 allows you to have two SIM cards active all the time, enabling you to receive a call on one line, even if you are already using the other.
The dual front-facing speakers of the HTC Desire 600 complete with built-in amplifiers offer a sharper smartphone sound. Beats Audio integration is included as well.
The phone runs Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0 on top with BlinkFeed and other features. It's not clear at this stage if the phone is running Android 4.1 or Android 4.2.
The HTC Desire 600 dual-sim will be available with mobile operators and major retailers in Russia, Ukraine and MEA from early June 2013. There's no word on pricing yet.
HTC Desire 600 technical specifications