HTC Proto images appear online

HTC rode the wave of success after the successful launch and reception of handsets such as the HD2 and the original Desire. But times have since changed. The sales of the HTC One range have been disappointing in some regions and profits have been falling over the past year. Add in competition from the Samsung Galaxy SII (and more recent SIII) and the iPhone, it is clear HTC aren’t having the best year of their business life.

But the show must go on! With recent hints that Windows Phone 8 devices will be unveiled towards the end of September, it’s time for yet another Android powered handset to show its face online.

Codenamed the HTC Proto, it’s been touted as the successor to the current HTC One V. We’ve put together short a table showing both handsets, comparing specs and design.

On paper, apart from the screen size, both devices are almost identically spec’d out. But it’s what is under the hood that will make the difference. The chip has been changed from a Snapdragon single-core S2 to a dual-core S4, which should increase the level of performance from the CPU and GPU while maintinaing battery life at the same time.

After the rumoured successor to the One X was reported on two weeks ago, it looks like HTC are wasting no time in trying to steady the ship in the run up to the holiday season.

Source: coolsmartphone.com
Images: The Verge and HTC

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I use to love HTC phones. My first was part of the Desire family, the HTC Droid Incredible. It was the best smartphone I ever owned at the time. The Desire family is filled with hot devices like the Thunderbolt and HTC One series. But this Proto is uglier thn Motorola's phones which IMO are very ugly.

Come on HTC, you gotta do better. Samsung has upped its game, you have to as well. The same old tired designs are getting boring.

Are they kidding? I thought HTC were going to REDUCE the number of smartphones they were going to launch, and focus on making better phones with longer lifespans. Yet here we see a phone that will replace the One V, which itself has only been around since the end of April.

People in HTC need their heads knocking together.

Oguz said,
It's always the same design. They should fire their design team.

^This. One X is a beautiful phone, this is 2 steps back again.

GP007 said,
I'm pretty sure I've been hearing that HTC is dropping the whole beats audio thing to save money.

HTC own Beats Audio (along with Dr. Dre), so I imagine it costs them nothing.

Majesticmerc said,

HTC own Beats Audio (along with Dr. Dre), so I imagine it costs them nothing.

HTC sold back most of there shares in beats audio .

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
Uhm the camera looks a bit weird on it. Other than that, pretty decent looking phone.

I'd like if the camera 'portion' is smaller in size. Somehow it makes the camera looks bulky...

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
Uhm the camera looks a bit weird on it. Other than that, pretty decent looking phone.
I think the camera portion is flush with the rest for the back surface, it looks like it's a different texture and color, which makes it purely aesthetic. I'd prefer a higher res camera personally. Virtually every current gen phone (One X) has 8MP+. 5MP is what I'd expect in a phone last year.