It was no surprise that we saw HTC’s new Desire X announced at IFA 2012 after various leaked images before the event. We all were fairly disappointed after not hearing any confidential pricing information. Good news though, the first pricing information on HTC’ new handset has actually become available over at an online UK-based retailer. Clove Technology is now listing HTC’s mid-level smartphone, the Desire X for pre-order with a SIM-free price sitting at a fairly cheap price of £228. This new handset, which will be offered in “stealth black” and “neutral white,” is expected to begin shipping its pre-order in Europe later in the month. A United States release or hint hasn’t been revealed yet.
As has been revealed with the HTC Desire X, the handset is actually a very nicely balanced mid-range smartphone, with a few features that are actually pretty outstanding, if I do say so myself. It includes a 5 mega pixel BSI rear camera, a sharp Super LCD display and a dual core Snapdragon S4 CPU. Paying around £200 for the handset, you’ll have a very hard time finding a similar device. Besides that, with it have HTC Sense 4, it’s totally worth it. Definitely one of the best Android UI’s in the market currently. That said, anyone looking to jump into smartphone technology instead of those silly flip phones will be very interested in this device as it is fairly cheap and frankly, very appealing. I do wonder how much competition the HTC Desire X will bring to the budget Xperia handset which will be similarly priced (just a tad more expensive) and most likely very cheap if you go on-contract. Obviously, if you decide to go for a contract, I highly suggest looking at the new budget Xperia handset.
Both devices I think are really cool, and I personally wouldn’t have a hard time choosing between the HTC Desire X and the Xperia. Sony has so much more innovation and support for the developer community, thus I would go with them, but an average everyday consumer would most likely look at the two and take the cheaper and/or newer device. I would assume they probably wouldn’t look at specifications or really care as long as the device works, so we may see the HTC Desire X become very popular amongst newcomers to the Android operating system.
If you’re interested, by clicking the source link you’ll be able to find more pre-order info. Of course, if you’re still not sure about HTC’s new handset, the Desire X, you may be interested in taking a look at some of the new Xperia phones, and if you’re looking for budget like the Desire X, you may just want to check out the Xperia J which is set to launch fairly soon here.
Hopefully we’ll also be seeing the HTC Desire X hit U.S retailers fairly soon or at least by the end of the year. It is releasing in the United Kingdom very soon, so we should expect a United States release shortly.