In the recent past, HTC has metamorphosed into a very competitive mobile phone brands. Recently, it released a line of products in One and Desire series. HTC has now announced the arrival of new family member for the Desire series. We are talking about the HTC Desire 500 which will land up as mid-range category phone.
The HTC Desire 500 is designed for the youth. It is being advertised for students from college and graduates who are looking forward to start job. The HTC Desire 500 has been unveiled in Taiwan. The phone is being sold by the Taiwan carrier called Taiwan Mobile and it is priced at NT$ 11,900. How does that convert in dollars? It is little less than $400. The device will go on sale from August 1. The Desire 500 will be available to other markets in the coming weeks.
The HTC Desire 500 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and HTC Sense 5. The display of the phone measures 4.3inches and offers a display resolution of 800 x 400 pixels. The HTC Desire 500 measures 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9mm and weighs 123g. The look of the phone is very much similar to that of HTC SV and HTC One S. However, the phone comes with a metallic exterior instead of plastic body.
The phone is powered with 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core CPU. The internal memory of the phone is 4GB and you can add up to 64GB of microSD in its external storage. It has got 1GB RAM onboard.
The HTC Desire 500 comes with couple of connectivity features as well such as Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth. The built-in GPS can be used with Google Maps to get directions. It comes with Beat Audio technology which delivers good quality sound output. At the rear, there is an 8MP camera which comes with LED flash and BSI sensor. The front-facing camera is of 1.6MP with BSI sensor.
The 1800mAh battery onboard will help the battery last all day long. Even though the HTC Desire 500 features the latest HTC Sense 5, you won’t find some items that you will find in high-end HTC phones like HTC One. There is no ultramegapixel camera onboard but there is an 8MP camera. Also, you won’t Boom Sound on this device.
A cool thing about this phone is that it is a dual SIM phone but the feature will be available to certain region only. The phone can be found enlisted on the global HTC website which means the HTC Desire 500 will be available for global markets in the near future.
The HTC Desire will slot itself along with its siblings HTC Desire 200 and HTC Desire 600 that came out in the market in June. The HTC Desire 200 is cheaper than the HTC Desire 500 whereas the HTC Desire 600 is costlier than HTC Desire 500. Even the phone belongs to mid-range category, it is priced expensively. The price factor can become an obstruction in achieving higher sales.