HTC Desire C Launched in India at Rs 14,990

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HTC Desire C

Announced in May, the newest smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer sports entry-level specs at a mid-range price point, but ships with the latest Android firmware. The Desire C is the fifth phone from HTC’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones from 2012 – starting with the HTC One X, V, S, and the dual sim Desire V.

HTC Desire C

With an official MOP of Rs 14,999, the main spec highlights for this phone include a 3.5-inch HVGA (320 x 480 pixel resolution display), complemented by an entry-level 600 MHz S1 series Qualcomm CPU, same as the one found on the HTC Explorer and Motorola Defy Mini XT320.

The 5-megapixel camera can also record VGA quality video, but lacks an LED flash. The phone has 4GB of onboard storage, expandable via a memory slot, and 25GB of cloud storage on Dropbox. Connectivity options include 7.2Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB.

Specs wise, the Desire C is outclassed the One V, which is priced marginally higher, but runs on a WVGA resolution screen and 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, with a camera that supports 720p recording and has an LED flash. The Desire C has a smaller 1230 mAh battery compared to the 1500 mAH battery on the One V, but is user-replaceable.