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Much of the HTC-related buzz in North America and Europe may be centered on the rumored "M7" handset, but let's not forget that China is a hugely important mobile market. That's where HTC will be hoping its latest smartphone, carrying the model number 603e, will make an impact. A mid-range device with a 4.3-inch WVGA display, a 1.15GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM, the 603e has just shown up in the Chinese telecom equipment certification database, where it's been spotted by local outlet TENAA.

Other key specs for the phone include a 5MP front camera, a 2MP rear shooter, a thickness of 9.8mm and weight of 130 grams -- nothing too outstanding by any means. But at least the 603e is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so it's relatively up-to-date.

From a Western perspective, what's interesting about this device is its appearance. It seems to channel a few of the design cues we've seen from alleged leaks of HTC's high-end "M7" device. Note the large earpiece and prominent front-facing camera, as seen in an in-software render weeks ago. And the angled curve of the back is reminiscent of the device that HTC CEO Peter Chou flashed on stage at a recent company party. So even if we never see the 603e outside of China, this design might show in broad strokes what to expect from HTC in the future.

There's no word on release dates, branding or pricing for the HTC 603e, as it's yet to be officially announced. As an educated guess, we'd speculate that we might see more at or around this year's Mobile World Congress.

Source: TENAA; via: Engadget

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Looks solid. I like how the camera is flush and the design of the profile.

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Gekko says:

HTC keeps spitting out the same tired clunky phones over and over again. and they wonder why they having poor financial results??? what's the definition of insanity? what happened to "we are going to focus on quality over quantity"???

do you hear me Chou???????????

Habiib says:

Is this any different than what certain Android OEMs are doing? Releasing numerous devices under the same branding, with little to no deviation from each other (design-wise). Why are their announcements not greeted with the same criticism?

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Phonemaya says:

Then how about the Jellybean based Intex Aqua Wonder!

wpavlik2 says:

Um... 5mp FRONT camera and 2MP Rear?
That will sell!

zpasc002 says:

hahaha noob editors

MarkSeven says:

Looks like a One X.. And why is the rear camera only 2MP??? Smh..