If you’re looking for a good Android-powered DualSim device, this just might be the phone for you.
The HTC Desire 600 is a DualSim smartphone announced by HTC some months ago in May, and is now available as an M1 exclusive right here in Singapore. The device, which is the third device to run on Sense 5 to hit Singapore shores, is currently available in M1 stores for $148 on ValueSurf+ (that’s the $39/mth data plan). Unfortunately, the device is not listed on M1’s website, but I did manage to spot an advertisement of the device while walking past an M1 store earlier today (see below)
So what are the key specs of the device?
The HTC Desire 600 dual sim runs Android Jelly Bean (that’s 4.1.2) with Sense 5 on top, which includes the BlinkFeed screen that pulls updates and info from your social networking accounts and 1,400 media sources.
It’s powered by a Snapdragon 200 chipset, which packs four Cortex-A5 CPUs clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM and Adreno 203 GPU. There’s 8GB of non-expandable built-in storage and a 1,860mAh battery.
The smartphone has a 4.5″ Super LCD2 screen with qHD resolution, surrounded by two BoomSound speakers, just like on the One. Beats Audio is, of course, also a part of the package.
The HTC Desire 600 dual sim packs an 8MP / 720p main camera and a 1.6MP front-facing camera that can be used to capture photos, which the Video Highlights feature combines into 30 second video clips. All you have to do is pick the music theme. It’s not as great as Zoe, but it’s in the same spirit.
As the name suggests, the phone has two SIM card slots and both cards are active at the same time – you can receive a call on one of them, even if the other is already in use. The phone has 3G with HSDPA connectivity (up to 7.2Mbps down), Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC and GPS (plus GLONASS in Russia and the EU).
Now that 3 of the 4 HTC devices running with the new Sense 5 are available in Singapore, it might not belong before the HTC One mini follows suit. We’ll just have to wait and see.