HTC brings the Desire up to spec for 2012

Turns out HTC doesn’t just have “one” brand to pin its hopes on in 2012, with the Desire being refreshed and updated to look, feel, and take photos just like its One-series brothers.

The fourth handset to feature the “Desire” moniker from HTC, the Desire X has been rebuilt for the new generation of smartphones we’re seeing come out from the company.

Similar to the One S, HTC has given the Desire X a one-piece unibody metal chassis, with a weight of merely 114 grams including the battery. The screen sits at 4 inches and supports the 800×480 resolution, while the phone runs on a 1GHz dual-core processor, though from what we hear, it’s not the same high-speed one found in the HTC One XL.

A 5 megapixel camera will let you grab the shots you need, complete with the backside-illuminated sensor we saw on the HTC One X, with 4GB storage and a microSD slot for expanding that considerably.

Oh, and if you plan to plug in headphones, HTC is continuing its use of Beats Audio, while Bluetooth uses version 4.0 with aptX support for high definition audio.

Outside of this, expect support for DLNA, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, 25GB Dropbox cloud storage, Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich,” and a prepaid price tag which brings a $299 tag on Optus.