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HTC confirmed the existence of the Desire 600 smartphone this week.
The device appeared in benchmarks in recent weeks and now it appears that HTC has made it official, according to a report from Android Authority.
The Desire 600 is a dual-SIM device and it features a Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 4.5-inch Super LCD2 display with qHD resolution (960x540 pixels) and 8GB of internal memory. It also features 1860mAh battery, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front shooter.
The smartphone is similar to HTC's flagship One as it comes with BoomSound speakers and Beats Audio integration for top quality sound.
The HTC One smartphone could launch on Verizon running Android 4.2.2, JellyBean software.
The device was recently spotted by an XDA-developers forum user who works for Sprint. He stated that he saw a Verizon version of the HTC One in his store that was running Android 4.2.2.
"HTC rep is at my location showing off the one. Asked about the 4.2.2 update and he pulled out a Verizon one running it with notification controls in tow," he wrote. "Looks like Verizon's will launch with 4.2.2 with us getting the update near there as well."
Based on his report, HTC will begin rolling out the update once Verizon releases its version of the HTC flagship. The smartphone is currently available for other American carriers including AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
HTC is also rumored to be releasing a mini version of the One smartphone as specifications for this variant leaked onto the internet earlier this month.
The information surfaced on @evleaks as a device codenamed the M4, and another report from PhoneArena affirmed that this leak was legitimate. The device is expected to look identical to current version. It will also be used to target customers who are in the market for something smaller and cheaper than some of the current handsets being offered by various smartphone makers.