Taiwanese mobile manufacturer HTC has unveiled its newest smartphone - the Desire X - at the IFA 2012 trade show in Berlin.

IFA 2012: HTC Unveils HTC Desire X

The Desire X from HTC is aimed at users of the original Desire, and last year's model, the Desire S, and is a mid-to-high end smartphone, but with a decent price.

The Desire X has a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor paired with an Adreno 204 GPU and and 768MB of RAM. The 4in Super LCD touchscreen has a with an average resolution of 800 x 400 pixels.

The device will ship with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) - no doubt HTC will claim an upgrade to Jelly Bean is "imminent".

"The HTC Desire X is an extension of your social life," Jason Mackenzie, president for global sales and marketing for HTC, said, in a press statement, adding, "If you're looking to enjoy and share high quality multimedia, wherever you are, this is the phone for you. It not only looks and sounds great, but also provides a super-fast, highly personal mobile experience at a great price."

In terms of storage, the device is to come with 4GB of onboard space and a microSD card slot providing expansion up to 32GB. It has a 1650mAh battery and the company claims it will arrive in selected markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the Asia-Pacific region, from September.

Phones4U has said it will offer the phone for free on a £20.50-a-month contract in the UK, with an exclusive on the white edition.

The device comes with a five megapixel rear-facing camera and more proprietary technology from the company - ImageChip, an f/2.0, 28mm wide-angle lens, BSI sensor, HDR mode alongside an automatic adjustable flash. However, there is no option for 720p video recording; it stops at 480p.

If the jargon above flies over your head, consider this break-down.

A Back Illuminated Sensor (BSI) is a digital image sensor that arranges imaging elements to increase the amount of light for each photograph. High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI or HDR) includes methods used in imaging as well as normal photography.

In terms of storage, the device is to come with 4GB of onboard space and a microSD card slot providing expansion to 32GB. It has a 1650mAh Li-Ion standard battery and the company claims it will arrive in selected markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the Asia-Pacific region, from September. There is no information on pricing.