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IFA 2012: HTC announces Desire X dual-core smartphone

HTC has unveiled the HTC Desire X, a 4in dual-core smartphone.

The Desire X runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The device includes a touchscreen super LCD display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. There's 4GB of storage and 768MB of RAM. Every buyer will get 25GB of free online storage from Dropbox for two years.

Despite the fact that Beats Audio recently bought back half of HTC's shares in the company, the HTC Desire X includes built-in Beats Audio.

HTC talked up the 5-megapixel camera on the Desire X, which will fire up within one second. It includes HTC's ImageChip, a f/2.0, 28mm wide-angle lens, BSI sensor, HDR mode, and automatic adjustable flash. The VideoPic feature also lets you take video and still photos at the same time, while Continuous Shooting allows for multiple shots for fast-paced action.

The Desire X also includes one-touch sharing via email, text, or social networks, HTC said.

It will be released in EMEA and Asia Pacific in September. HTC did not mention a US release date or pricing details.

The original HTC Desire made its debut back in 2010. In recent months, HTC has focused on its One line-up, like the HTC One S and One X, both of which recently got the Android 4.04 Ice Cream Sandwich treatment with Jelly Bean promised soon. A patent battle that delayed the One X, plus lacklustre earnings, however, have made for a tough few months for HTC.