Remember the HTC Proto, a new Android-powered smartphone that was leaked on August 25? It's expected to get its official unveiling at IFA 2012 later this week, and according to a number of retailers, it will launch as the HTC Desire X.

As spotted by Swedish site Technytt, several retailers are already listing the Desire X prior to HTC's announcement. None of them are publishing specifications yet, but some are calling the handset the "Desire X/Proto," which makes matching the two devices a very simple task indeed.

According to previous reports, the Desire X will fit right into the middle of HTC's latest One lineup — between the One X and the One V. It's expected to feature a processor that twice as fast as the One V's, plus 512MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 4GB of internal storage.

It's unclear why HTC decided to bring back the Desire name — following the original Desire and the Desire HD — instead of choosing to stick to the new "One" naming system. But if you ask me, it's certainly not the worst name HTC has used for a smartphone. In fact, I quite like it.

We're expecting to hear a lot more about the device from IFA 2012 in Berlin later this week.

[via SlashGear]