One of HTC's lucrative plans for this year includes releasing a mid-range Android handset in the Chinese mobile market. Named as HTC 603e, the handset is reported to have been spotted at TENAA, the Chinese FCC equivalent. At TENAA, the handset will be certified to make it eligible to be released to the masses. Apparently, HTC has high hopes for this handset as although categorized as a mid-range handset, the 603e features pretty powerful hardware.
HTC 603e, reportedly, shares quite a few similarities in design with HTC M4 and M7. Rumors claim the handset is related to the M4, although this remains uncertain at the moment. HTC has neither made any announcements nor has confirmed rumors about the handset's release schedule or if it's related to the M4 model. However, a few specifications of the 603e have been revealed. Reportedly the handset sports a 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a screen size of 480 x 800 pixels.
The hardware, as mentioned above, is pretty powerful for a mid-range handset. The phone features a dual core 1.15 GHz CPU and 1 GB RAM. Sporting primary and secondary cameras of 5 MP and 2 MP respectively, the handset is also capable of recording 720p HD videos. The real surprise is in the OS, as the 603e comes with an up-to-date Android Jelly Bean 4.1. Micro SD memory cards are supported as well.
There is still no word on the HTC 603e's price tag, or if it will be made available outside of China. Hopefully, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) will reveal more details on the handset.