A new budget Android phone from HTC has popped-up. The HTC Golf didn’t show up at Mobile World Congress – where most phones appear – but is a new Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone headed for release later this year.
The source for this data is possibly the most boring photo you’ll see this week. Just marvel at the bland expanse of this… whiteboard, fridge, whatever it is. However, it’s a shot taken by the HTC Golf, and it’s the data contained within the EXIF info that’s interesting, telling us more about the phone.
Mmm… white thing
HTC hasn’t yet confirmed any of the specs of this budget phone, but it reportedly uses a sub-1GHz CPU (our guess, 800MHz), a 3in-ish screen (our guess, 3.2in or 3.4in), 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, a 3MP camera and HVGA resolution screen. These specs plant the phone firmly in the luscious faux-grass fields of budget Android smartphone land.
Pocketnow writes that the HTC Golf will arrive some time between April and June, and as such will almost undoubtedly use Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software. The Golf will sit below the new HTC One range, which is home to the brand’s high-end and mid-range big-hitters of 2012.
No, it probably won’t look like this
Continuing HTC’s treading-water trend of the past 18 months, we expect the Golf will borrow its core style from a current phone. Think HTC Explorer or HTC Wildfire S. Then again, with a name like Golf, maybe it’ll be backed with Astroturf and have a golfball-texture front. Comfy.