The HTC Desire 601, a budget mid-range 4G handset, is available exclusively in red on O2 from today.

The 4G enabled handset, despite being a more affordable HTC option, will come with a 4.5-inch display at 960 x 540 resolution, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB or RAM, 8GB on-board storage plus microSD for 64GB expansion and the HTC Zoe camera smarts for the 5-megapixel, 1080p shooter.

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The HTC Desire 601 also comes with HTC BlinkFeed, HTC BoomSound and all runs on Android 4.2.2 Jellybean. Thanks to the 2100mAh battery the HTC Desire 601 promises to offer 12.8 hours .of 3G talk time. All this and it weighs in at 130g.

The HTC Desire 601, in red, can be bought online and in O2 stores from today. It is priced at £240 on Pay & Go.