HTC is following the axiom “quality not quantity” in 2012, realizing previous years saw a glut of Android devices with only a few shining stars among the bunch. This doesn’t mean we won’t see any mid-range devices from the Taiwanese manufacturer, though. A new render has surfaced giving us our first look at what is being called the HTC Primo, an Android 4.0 smartphone with a 3.7-inch Gorilla Glass display and integrated Beats Audio support. Other specs include a dual-core Qualcomm CPU clocked at 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, and a 5MP camera capable of capturing 720p HD video. From the render we see HTC has done away with any hardware buttons in favor of ICS’s on-screen controls, and what real estate they would have consumed has been assigned to the Beats logo.
The Ice Cream Sandwich handset is expect to debut alongside the HTC Ville and HTC Edge/Endeavour/Supreme at Mobile World Congress, rounding out a lineup that will meet the need’s of most smartphone users quite nicely.