The HTC Desire C Ready to Provide Mid Range Awesome on a Budget!
As the race for super smart phone immortality seems to be running wild within the ranks of the high end manufacturers, you may notice and sometimes question “why in the world would they build that”. Samsung, HTC and LG are all known for their amazingly high end smart phones with super powers that impress. But what about their mid to low range devices? Well, they are available and HTC has just added to the fold by introducing the likes of the Desire C. The Desire name goes way back and has solidified its name as a trusted handset. The Desire C is here to keep the trend going and provide some excellent specs to the lower end of the market.
The Desire C first surfaced to the internet under its code name the HTC Golf. It first showed off its picture taking capabilities and shortly their after was exposed via a leaked press shot/rendering of the device. Earlier this month a real picture of the device surfaced and as of Tuesday the Golf has become official taking on the honorable name of the Desire C. The Desire C stays in line with the Desire moniker by offering itself as a “premium designed, yet affordable smartphone”. So what can be expected from this new handset? Well, excellence. HTC is notorious for high quality hardware builds with premium materials that seemingly come together like destiny. The Desire C is no different. The Desire C uses a premium metal build to house its sensitive internals and screen and a metal bezel surrounds the camera lens. As stated in the press release the Desire C “offers an unrivalled level of design and user-experience for its class”. Within its metal frame workings the Desire C packs in a perfectly sized 3.5 inch HVGA display with a 320×480 pixel resolution at 165 pixels per inch. It will run with the likes of Android version 4.0 and HTC Sense 4.0. The operating system and UI will get is go from a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 chip set that clocks in at 600 MHz. Backed by 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage the Desire C should be quick on the draw and ready to go. It can also accept expandable microSD or microSDHC memory up to 32GB and comes with an addition 25GB of cloud based DropBox storage. Around back the Desire C houses a flash-less 5 mega pixel cameras that can geo tag and record video. A front facing VGA quality 0.3 mega pixel shooter is also available for all your video conferencing needs. The Desire C also integrates Beats Audio and is said to have an NFC compatible cousin in the wood work. The Desire C will commence its availability to select European countries starting in May and will carry an price tag of around €200. Check out this short video from HTC about the new Desire C.
Anyone interested? Surely if the Desire C ever made it stateside it would be considerably cheaper on contract, but that may not be in the cards for this phone. Anyone kind of said about the Desire name being dragged into the budget phone market? Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think and before you leave be sure to check out our HTC accessories!Android 4.0, Desire C, sense 4.0, HTC desire c, midrange