HTC today announced the availability of the HTC Desire 600 Dual Sim in Singapore. It is a mid-range handset, equipped with HTC’s latest Sense 5 experience, HTC BlinkFeed™ and HTC BoomSound™. Features that are also available on the award-winning HTC One. Specifications-wise, it is not too shabby either.
The star feature is undoubtedly the dual sim functionality. Dual SIM card holders give you the freedom of having two phones in one, making it easy to switch between multiple mobile accounts and keep you up to speed with all the elements of your world. Running the “dual active” system, the HTC Desire 600 dual sim allows you to have two SIM cards active all the times, enabling you to receive a call on one line, even if you are already using the other. For that matter, there aren’t many other dual SIM phones around and this would be great for those who frequently need to travel and switch SIM cards. However, for this group, I am not sure if they would be satisfied with a mid-range phone.
“The road warriors of today count on their smartphones to be their news channel, email inbox, social network and music player,” said Jack Yang, President of HTC South Asia. “The HTC Desire 600 dual sim brings together the convenience of two SIM slots, speed, easy multitasking and the latest HTC innovation, the HTC BlinkFeed home screen. What we came up with is an inexpensive mid-range phone that is powerful, classy and functional, with all the features for work and play.”
The Desire 600 offers decent quad-core performance (1.2 GHz), and the 4.5″ screen is still a comfortable viewing size and wouldn’t bulge your pocket. It comes with other HTC goodies like the advanced Video Highlights feature that enables maximum creativity. Taking images captured on either the 8MP rear-facing or 1.6MP front-facing camera, the HTC Desire 600 dual sim automatically creates professional-looking 30-second show reels without the need for advanced editing software. Simply select a movie theme, alter the sequences and share your life movie with friends, family and social networks with a single tap on the screen.
Made popular on the HTC One, BlinkFeed brings your favourite content to your home screen. Drawing on local and global content from more than 1,400 media sources, BlinkFeed draws on more than 10,000 articles per day from some of the world’s leading media companies including AOL, ESPN, MTV, The Financial Times and Reuters. There’s local content from Straits Times as well.
Another unique feature on the HTC Desire 600 is the dual front facing speakers that you would not find on other mid range phones. In fact, the red accent on the speaker grilles draw your attention to them. The dual front-facing speakers of the HTC Desire 600 dual sim allow you to experience mobile entertainment as it is meant to be enjoyed. Complete with exclusive built-in amplifiers, whether you’re listening to music, watching movies or playing games, the speakers, which minimises distortion, offer a sharper, richer, wholly immersive smartphone sound. You wouldn’t need to worry about muffled sounds emitting from the back of your phone.
Availability and Price
HTC Desire 600 dual sim will be available in Polar White and Stealth Black starting 13 July 2013 at selected authorised resellers, which refers to your typical Singtel, Starhub, M1 official shops and resellers. In addition, pricing without contract is at S$498.
For more information on the HTC Desire 600 dual sim, visit www.htc.com.