HTC’s Entry-Level Golf Smartphone Spotted In Leaked Press Image

HTC’s high-end efforts have garnered plenty of love lately (and rightfully so, I think), but devices like the once-mysterious HTC Golf prove that the company isn’t through churning out lower-tier handsets.

The Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Golf’s existence was first revealed a few months ago when a not-terribly-great picture taken with its five-megapixel rear camera started making the rounds, but no one had any idea what the actual device would look like. Naturally, Team PocketNow did their thing and managed to get their hands on what they claim is the first press image of the device.

Despite being a lower-end device, the Golf — which may soon be renamed the Wildfire C — seems to retain some of the design DNA seen in its flashier One series brothers, with a white frame that’s quite reminiscent of the top-tier One X. While it certainly seems handsome enough on the outside, the internals may leave a little to be desired — PocketNow’s sources reaffirm earlier claims that the Golf will ship with a single core processor clocked under 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.

Like many of HTC’s recent handsets, the Golf will also come equipped with the Beats Audio profile though at this point the special headphones are probably out of the question. As an Ice Cream Sandwich device running HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI though, the little guy is also privy to a few special treats, namely the 25GB of free Dropbox storage.

The spec sheet is decidedly of last year’s vintage, but HTC is playing it smart with this little guy. As the HTC buffs among you may know, the company announced their intention to focus on “hero” devices this year, and Golf/Wildfire C is poised to be a worthy successor to HTC’s popular line of low-cost, low-spec Wildfire handsets.