HTC looks set to ramp up its efforts to compete in the nascent budget Android phones market, after a new entry-level smartphone from the company leaked online ahead of its official announcement.
Spy shots of a hitherto unseen handset, dubbed Pico, have been intercepted by Chinese site XDA.cn and reveal a compact bit of kit that doesn’t look a great deal different from HTC Desire S in terms of size. The most obvious depature is that the Pico comes in a blue casing and has a centred rear-mounted camera.
Powered by a 600MHz processor with 384MB of RAM, the Pico is home to a 3.2-inch HVGA display and runs on the Gingerbread iteration of Android, with the exact version to be determined.
Perhaps more intriguingly, though, the handset will also come with “HTC Sense Zero”, which we’re thinking is a more basic version of the Sense UI in line with the phone's hardware limitations and no doubt to make more room for Gingerbread.
Unfortunately there’s no info as to when the handset might land or if it’s even intended for the western market. Rest assured, we’ll let you know as soon as we do.
Source: XDA China via Engadget