HTC Desire 500 is now up for pre-booking online

Today HTC desire 500 is available for pre-booking online. So people can pre-book it from an online shopping portal for just INR 999. Though the description of this phone is hyped on the shopping portal. There is no official confirmation from HTC of the launch of Desire 500. But from the pre-booking page, it indicates that the phone will be available in October 1st week.

HTC Desire 500

Specifications: HTC Desire 500

Hardware

HTC Desire 500

Chipset Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon 200
Processor (CPU) 1.2GHz Quad-core Cortex A5
RAM 1GB
Display Type TFT Capacitive Display
Size & Resolution 4.3” 480x800pixels
Primary Camera 8MP LED flash, 3264×2448 px,records 720p videos @30fps
Secondary Camera 1.6 MP
Android OS Android 4.2.2 JellyBean
Battery 1800mAh Li-Ion (non-removable)
Memory Internal- 4GB; microSD card (expandable upto 64GB)
USB Yes v2.0
EDGE Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Wi-Fi Yes (Hotspot)
Bluetooth Yes v4.0 with A2DP
GPS Yes
Dimensions 131.8×66.9×9.90mm
Weight 123g
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Light and Proximity
Dual SIM Yes
Colors Black, Silver
Online Price INR 23,390 (not official yet)

 HTC wants to compete in this budget range. They do have their very important HTC One series. This phone is a mid-range budget phone. Its quite interesting as many mobile manufacturing giants are focusing on this budget level. They already have flagship phones which cost more than INR 50k but still they are introducing these phones.

The price of this phone is a mystery. It will be surely around INR 20k. The tough competition for this phone is Panasonic P11 for sure. HTC phones are always costly. Panasonic P11 is at a price of INR 15k which will beat this phone in many ways. I liked the low weight of this phone which is good. It will be interesting to look forward how this phone actually performs in our reviews. I am curious about the launch of this phone in India.

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