The midrange Android handset known as the HTC Proto should soon go by another name, the HTC Desire X, according to a handful of online retailers that are surfacing placeholder Web pages for the device.
By any name, the Proto/Desire X is tapped to carry similar specs as the current HTC One V, albeit with a refreshed look that's cleaner to my eye, at least, if the leaked images prove accurate.
The Proto/Desire X should carry Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (at least,) a 4-inch display, a speedy 5-megapixel camera, and a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Expect it to also support HTC's Sense 4 Android overlay, and HTC Beats for audio enhancement.
As with the original One V, which debuted at Mobile World Congress last February, HTC is expected to give the Proto/Desire X a European debut; more specifically, look for its official launch later this week at the IFA conference in Berlin. CNET will be there, covering all the news.