HTC announces Desire 500; midrange Android smartphone with a 4.3″ display


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Desire 500

HTC has announced the Desire 500, a midrange Android smartphone in their home country Taiwan. Let’s go into more details of the specs of the desire 500.

Desire 500

The Desire 500 features a 4.3-inch WVGA display and features a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor along with 1 GB of Ram. There’s Sense 5 on top of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which means you get the BlinkFeed, Video highlights and Beats audio enhancements but there is no BoomSound because of the old style mono speakers on the rear Desire 500 has unlike the Desire 600 and the recently announced One Mini as both of them have those awesome dual-frontal speakers.

There’s 4 GB of internal memory along with micro sd support for your expandable memory needs. It features an 8 MP auto focus camera with LED flash and the sensor is backside illuminated and there’s a 1.6 MP front facing camera. The Desire 500 is powered by a 1800 mAh battery. The Desire 500 will come in dual-sim variants where dual-sim smartphones are in demand such as the Indian market where dual-sim Androids sell like crazy.

Desire 500

HTC Desire 500 features a similar design to what we saw in last year HTC smartphones but all in all it makes up for a good midrange Android smartphone with the latest software tricks from HTC through Sense 5. The phone will go on sale in Taiwan on August 1st and is priced at 11,900 New Taiwan Dollar which is equivalent to Rs. 23,755 which seems pricey to me but let’s hope HTC slashes some of its price when it launches the Desire 500 in other parts of the world. As of now there’s no mention of the global release date but since the device has been put up on HTC’s global website, we can hope for the Desire 500 to be more globally available soon.


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Rupesh Sinha

Rupesh is an avid mobile geek and a movie lover. He loves to keep a tab on new gadgets and loves watching movies. Now a high time tech blogger here, along with a daytime engineering student. You might soon find him blogging about movies too!

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