The successor of the HTC Explorer and the Wildfire S may be called Golf (although this might be the codename rather than the actual name of the device) according to the EXIF data extracted from the first test photo in the wild by Pocketnow.
The Golf is likely to come with a Cortex A5 processor like the Explorer, possibly a Qualcomm MSM7227-A clocked at 600MHz, which will make it as fast as a 1GHz Cortex A8 model, 512MB RAM, a three megapixel camera, a 320 by 480 pixels display with a diagonal size between three and four inches, a microSD card slot, 4GB onboard storage and possibly Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Pocketnow says that the handset will arrive towards the end of H1 2012 and will come in "a rainbow of colours". No details about pricing yet although we expect it to retail for around £150 or less. As always, it is worth shopping around for clearance deals and end of line products.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini for example costs only £105 and features a powerful 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 chip clocked at 1GHz and a 5-megapixel camera, an altogether superior device.