HTC Desire C is a low budget Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich

HTC Desire C is a low budget Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich

Update: Clove have the HTC Desire C up for pre-order for £158.33 ($255 AUD, non vat, delivery excluded). To Pre-Order, click here. Phone will ship May 24th onwards.

HTC have just announced their latest device, and no it’s not part of the HTC One Series like the HTC One X, but rather it’s their low budget line, running their latest firmware! Introducing the Desire C, a surprisingly intriguing device that will be sure the cater to many users who can’t afford to go with the big boys up top, but would rather prefer to have a device which does the every day tasks for them for a lower affordable price. The Desire range is officially replacing the Wildfire phone range as well.

Specifications include:

  • Display: 3.5 inch 4-points capacitive touch screen with HVGA (320 x 480) resolution
  • CPU speed: 600MHz Snapdragon S1
  • Size (LxWxT) 107.2 x 60.6 x 11.95 mm
  • Weight 100 grams with battery
  • Camera: 5 megapixel camera with f2.8/34mm lens, fixed focus, VGA camcorder
  • Platform: Android™ 4.0 with HTC Sense™
  • Battery Capacity: 1230 mAh
  • Total storage: 4GB, RAM: 512MB
  • Secondary Storage: microSD™ (supports SD2.0/SDHC)
  • Sound Enhancement: Beats Audio
  • Network HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz, Download speed of up to 7.2 Mbps, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Wireless Connectivity: NFC (Google Wallet Compatible), Bluetooth® 4.0 (GAP, SDP, HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, OPP, FTP, PBAP), Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Internal GPS antenna, FM Radio
  • Multimedia Audio supported formats: Playback: .m4a, .mp3, .mid, .ogg, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9).
  • Multimedia Video supported formats: Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m4v, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9 and VC-1), Recording: .mp4, .3gp

Like we said, it’s meant for low budget phones, and that 3.5-inch display with that very low resolution prove that. Furthermore, it’s only running a 600MHz processor which is something we know from past experience which could prove to be a huge annoyance for people since Android phones to tend to lag with slower processors (but ICS might help). It’s large 11.9mm thick frame with such a small screen doesn’t exactly warranty the best looking phone of the year award. It  does however come with the added experience of Beats Audio as well, to improve that sound quality of yours while plugging in your beats headphones. The good news is that it will be available in Red (!), White and Grey to add to a nice colour range which should appeal to many people looking at this phone.

Apart from that, the Desire C will be available in selected markets from late May (no pricing was given to us at this time).


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