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.
Specifications: HTC Desire 500
HTC Desire 500
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon 200|
|Processor (CPU)||1.2GHz Quad-core Cortex A5|
|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)|
|Bluetooth||Yes v4.0 with A2DP|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Compass, Light and Proximity|
|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.