HTC has unveiled two new smartphones in an attempt to bring some better features to the mid-range and entry-level market of smartphones, the mid-range HTC Desire 601 and the entry-level HTC Desire 300.
Borrowing a lot of design features from the previously announced dual-SIM HTC Desire 600, the new HTC Desire 601 features the same 4.5-inch size and 960x540 resolution screen but only has a single SIM slot. The precise dimensions are set at 134.5x66.7x9.88mm (5.3x2.63x0.39in) and it weighs 130 grams. This makes it slightly thicker than the Desire 600 but it has a much better 2100mAh battery as well as the better Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with dual-core 1.4GHz CPU part and Adreno 305 GPU paired up with 1GB of RAM.
Thanks to that same chipset, the Desire 601 features LTE support and suports HTC Zoe and Video Highlights features, same one that were seen with the high-end HTC One series smartphones. It features 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash , VGA front one, has 8GB of internal storage with 25GB of Dropbox storage which are expandable by a microSD card slot, 802.11bgn WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity.
It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS with HTC's own Sense 5.0 skin on top of it and is scheduled for an October release in selected markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Desire 300 on the other hand is a rather standard entry-level smartphone with a 4.3-inch 800x480 display and a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera, VGA front one and still unspecificed Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1GHz chipset paired up with 512MB of RAM. It comes with 4GB of internal storage also expandable by a microSD card slot and it is also scheduled for October release.
Unfortunately, HTC did not shed any light on actual price for these two smartphone as those will most definitely depend on the region.