HTC debuts Desire 300, Desire 601, BoomBass, and new One color at the IFA 2013


As tech giants and manufacturers gather in Berlin, HTC, of course, is not to be left behind. HTC was present at the highly anticipated tech fair and was one of the first to break through with the announcement of their latest low- and mid- level Android phones, a subwoofer accessory, and a blue HTC One and a mini version of their flagship model.

HTC Desire 300


The Desire 300 comes as an entry-level Android device that sports a 4.3-inch, 800×480 resolution display. It runs on a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. Reports say that the Desire 300 will come with the BlinkFeed home screen technology as well.

Other specifications of the HTC Desire 300:

  • 4.3 inch WVGA display
  • 4GB integrated memory with microSD card slot
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 with atpX
  • 5-megapixel camera with VGA front facing camera
  • 1650 mAh removable battery
  • Dimensions of 134.1.78 x 66.23 x 10.12 mm and 120 grams

HTC Desire 601


Part of HTC’s mid-tier line-up is the Desire 601. It sits just between the HTC One and One Mini with a 4.5 inch qHD display. Its 5-megapixel camera supports HTC Zoe and Video Highlights. The handset is said to run Sense 5 over Android 4.2.2. Incorporated HTC software includes dual BoomSound speakers and BlinkFeed.

Other specifications of the HTC Desire 601:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core 1.4 GHz processor
  • 4.5 inch qHD display
  • 8GB integrated memory with microSD card slot
  • 1GB RAM
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 with atpX
  • 5 megapixel camera with VGA front facing camera
  • 2100 mAh battery
  • Dimensions of 134.5 x 66.7 x 9.88 mm and 130 grams

HTC BoomBass

What’s phone without some bling? HTC has also unwrapped their new wireless Bluetooth speaker called the BoomBass. Reports say that the boxy speaker can be paired up with HTC’s One phones via NFC. The dedicated accessory is said to produce amplified bass.

Blue HTC One Mini and HTC One


Also making a massive debut at IFA 2013 are the Vivid Blue versions of HTC One and One Mini.

The “Vivid Blue” color option for the HTC One and its smaller counterpart is reported to be available in selected markets later this year.


Specific pricing and availability details for the two new Desire phones haven’t been announced yet. However, HTC discloses that the Desire 601 will hit Europe, the Middle East and Africa in October, while the Desire 301 will come to “select markets” sometime during the same month.

Sources: ZDNet Technology Guide, and HTC