HTC Desire 500 Officially announced, another mid-range handset from HTC

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

/ by Aman Banka
As promised, HTC has officially unveiled the wraps of from the new desire series device in Taiwan today. Dubbed as HTC Desire 500, the smartphone is the new mid-range handset from HTC. The smartphone will join company's previously launched Desire 200 and Desire 600 smartphone in mid-range segment. According to HTC press release, Desire 500 will be sold for NT$11,900 in Taiwan which is approx. Rs. 23,740.

HTC Desire 500

The smartphone will be available for sale in Taiwan from tomorrow on-wards and from August 1, the Desire 500 will be available at HTC and Taiwan Mobile stores. The smartphone looks over priced considering the specs, still lets hope that HTC will price the Desire 500 in India for less than or near about Rs. 20K and not more than that.

HTC Desire 500

Coming to the specification part, the HTC Desire 500 comes with an 4.3-inch WVGA display having resolution of 800x480 p resolution, 1.2GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0 on top of it. HTC has also included some of the features of HTC One on this smartphone like, the HTC Blinkfeed and HTC Video Highlights.

Specs & Features of Desire 500 -

  • Display
    • Screen - 4.3-inch WVGA
    • Resolution - 800x480p
    • Thickness - 9.9mm
    • Weigh - 123 grams
  • Processor - 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 200
  • Android OS - 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.0
  • RAM - 1GB
  • Camera
    • Rear - 8MP auto focus with LED flash and BSI sensor
    • Front - 1.6MP
  • Storage - 4GB with microSD card support
  • Battery - 1600mAh
HTC Desire 500 also comes with 8MP rear camera with LED flash, BSI sensor, built-in HTC ImageChip, F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens with 1.6MP front facing camera. The smartphone also has a 4GB internal memory with microSD card support., 1600mAh Battery and Beats Audio Integration. The smartphone is 9.9mm thick and weighs 123 grams.

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