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Upcoming Mid-range HTC 606w Pictured, Design Looks Pretty Intriguing


This year, HTC has made it apparent that they need to bring their A game if they want to stay in the race against other Android OEMs. New information gathered on a Chinese database shows their newest mid-range device, labeled as 606w, is set to make a splash sometime this year. The specs won’t “wow” you, but it’s not a bad start and should be a good little brother to their flagship One device. 

The 606w is listed as having Android 4.1.2 on board, a 4.5-inch 960 x 540 display, quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera, 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera, and microSD expansion. It also sports the same button layout as the One, front-facing speakers, as well as those pretty blue accents along the front.

Thoughts on the 606w?

Via: Engadget | tenaa

  • Daistaar

    Why does this remind me of a sidekick refresh? I can picture sliding the screen up and seeing a QWERTY keyboard lol.

  • E A butler

    C’mon HTC think outside the box !!! You have nothing to gain, these lack luster phones are taking you no where very quickly. Why not make a phone with a massive battery??? It could be ugly as Sin, but I will buy it. The only reason I buy Samsung phones is because I can throw a double sized battery in the phone on the days I know I wont be able to charge it, or I’m going on a long flight.

  • I thought HTC was supposed to concentrate on just the ONE phone…

  • I really like the style of this. The side angles make it like super chunky though. It kind of reminds me of a candy bar OG Droid, if they swapped the blue for gold and the branding.

  • chris125

    Looks like the htc trophy……

  • spickle

    looks like all the other HTC’s minus the One.

  • sk3litor

    Could do without that square camera but damn I’m a sucker for that android black and blue. Is it just me or are these very odd specs? Quad core clocked at 1.2? 8 mega pixel while the” one” has a 4 mega pixel, and 1.6 on the front? They just seem odd and random like these were a bunch of spare parts laying around. Idk.

  • Looks like this will be Verizon’s verison..but with red…dont understand the QHD anymore, especially with the LG free smartphone being 720p

  • Kevin McDole

    If this is the phone that comes to Verizon instead of the HTC One, I will post a follow up video of me publicly crying in response.

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  • Bionic

    looks like a cheap windows phone

    • EC8CH

      it does kinda

      • jzwerlz43

        my thoughts exactly

  • mustbepbs

    Looks like their Windows phones.

  • I like the front. Hate that giant box around the camera. Great size. Decent specs. Ill stick with my Nexus, but hey. The device will be good for some folks

  • ozo012

    This gets a MicroSD but the One doesn’t. HTC this is why you’re failing! http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/34120373.jpg

  • ceejw

    This looks good. Would love to see a version with red accents.

  • Well it is the perfect size, so that’s a win.

  • MikeCiggy


    Like like a phone (black screen) on top of a blue phone on top of a black phone.. Looks pieced together and not very attractive. Should have went with all black.

  • qudwls6933

    may come to verizon as the new d-inc?.

    • Jared Tau

      I was thinking it looked like the Dinc2 from the side profile pics.

    • JetBlue

      But I thought Droid phones had to have red somewhere in the device? I feel like this might be the successor to the One S

  • Michael

    I bet Verizon picks this up since they seem to be skipping out on the HTC One

  • mid-range devices have come a long way in a matter of a few months

  • KLy

    front looks like a lumia. not that great of a design.

  • EC8CH

    Stupid button layout with logo jammed in the center… yeah, let’s make that our standard.


    HTC is toast

    • bakdroid

      Actually, if they made that into their home button and had the back arrow and app switcher, it would be pretty slick. But yea, HTC is doomed!

      • Yeah, I really don’t understand why the HTC logo isn’t home. It would keep with the typical layout (back, home, task) and also it would give the sense of going to your HTC home (which with BlinkFeed would seem like a logical association for them to make).

        • michael arazan

          Horrendous Tenacity in Complication

    • Matt

      Samsung hasn’t done any better with their physical home button.

      I want more software buttons!!

  • Austin Warren

    Hey look….8mp camera

    • Ian

      Yep, the title does say it’s a mid-range device.

      • Austin Warren

        I wasn’t implying mid range. 4 mp is mid to low and that’s on their supposedly “high end” device. Learn how to read instead of replying to me for no reason.

        • Andrew Bockus

          But that difference is that the 4MP camera is their Ultrapixel.
          Remember, it’s not all about MPs.

          I sold my HTC Titan II within a week of getting it for free, because frankly, the OS sucked, but even worse was the 16MP camera.
          My 3MP Nokia E71x took better pictures.

          • Austin Warren

            8mp is definitely better than 4mp. Regardless of their ultra pixel claims. AndMP do count at a cretain degree. 8 will always beat 4 and 13 won’t always beat 8.

          • cb2000a

            4 mp is better for HD video. My Canon camcorder uses a 4mp sensor and has great low light capability and fantastic video quality.

          • Austin Warren

            Maybe on a 2 in screen.

  • Ku

    Interesting design that makes me think “Nokia”.
    But other than that… meh.

  • epps720

    By pretty intruiging do you mean ugly? Do like how they’re keeping the front facing speakers though.

    • Jason Cabral

      BOOM SOUND!!!

    • I actually kinda like it especially if they offer different colors for the speakers / bezel area!

  • KleenDroid