By Alexandra Burlacu | Apr 19, 2013 09:43 AM EDT
Newly leaked images of a HTC 606w Android smartphone started to pop up online, suggesting that HTC may expand its smartphone lineup with a mid-range handset.
When HTC launched its new HTC One flagship, the Taiwan-based company promised to roll out mid-range devices that pack an Ultrapixel Camera, launching "one" phone per year. If the company makes good on its promise, the leaked HTC 606w may be the first HTC mid-range device with Ultrapixel Camera technology. The handset was reportedly spotted in China getting regulatory approval.
The purported HTC 606w sports a similar design to the HTC First smartphone, but without the Facebook Home launcher. The design, however, seems more elegant, and the device sports a blue color lining around the edges. The HTC 606w has a black and blue color scheme, and pictures of the handset initially appeared via Engadget.
The company's new flagship, the HTC One, is a high-end device boasting a high-resolution 1080p Full HD Super LCD 3.0 display. The HTC 606w, meanwhile, is one of those rumors that varies from source to source.
According to GSM Insider, for instance, the handset has a 4.3-inch screen with 720p HD resolution, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 5 UI. The publication touts the Ultrapixel Camera as the main focus of the new HTC 606w, claiming the handset has a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera and an Ultrapixel Camera on the back, which would mean the HTC 606w could be the first mid-range HTC handset with Ultrapixel Camera. GSM Insider further claims the HTC 606w packs 16GB of internal storage, a 1,700 mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS with GLONASS and dual-SIM support.
PhoneArena reports the same 4.3-inch 720p screen with a pixel density of 342 pixels per inch (ppi), the same dual-core 1.2Ghz processor, the same Ultrapixel camera on the back and 1.6-megapixel front shooter, 16GB of storage, but 2GB of RAM.
Engadget, meanwhile, claims the HTC 606w has a 4.5-inch display with a 960 x 540 resolution, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1.6-megapixel front shooter but an 8-megapixel rear camera, "so not Ultrapixel."
With such mixed reports, it's difficult to determine what is real and what's not, so treat any leak and rumor with a reasonable amount of skepticism until the HTC 606w becomes official.
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