HTC announced a new budget android smartphone which was in rumors since few months. The device is named as HTC Desire 200 and its going to be the entry level smartphone from HTC.
It got design of previous Desire series smartphones and is running on Android operating system. The version on which its running is not specified yet but it got HTC Sense UI (second latest version I think).
HTC Desire 200 specifications and features
Let’s start with what this new budget smartphone got for us i.e. HTC Desire 200 specifications and features.
Design & Dimensions
The design of the smartphone looks very much similar to previous desire series smartphones. If you’ve seen the earlier HTC Desire SV then this device looks pretty much similar to that but there are few minor changes too.
The loudspeaker is at front (top) which was at back in case of Desire SV and one loudspeaker is at rear too. There is camera sensor at back with no flash and the front panel got three touch sensitive controls.
The display measures 3.5inch diagonally and got resolution of 320×4801 pixels. This resolution is very low when compared to other smartphones available these days but HTC is making it count as entry level smartphone.
The display also supports multi touch feature of up to 2 fingers. Pixel density is only 165 ppi which shows how basic this smartphone is.
This is where HTC Desire 200 is good about as it’s packed in with processor having 1GHz clock speed. The storage department is marked by 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. There is option to expand the storage further via microSD card of maximum 32GB size.
The HTC Desire 200 only has 5MP camera at rear and doesn’t even support by LED flash. There are no features like smile detection, face detection, autofocus which usually smartphones having 5MP got but I’m sure that the picture quality is going to be good as it’s an HTC device.
The operating system is Android but the version is not specified yet. There is HTC Sense UI for sure but again its version is not the latest one which rolled out with HTC One.
Right now there are not many details available with the android version but I hope that it is at least some flavor of Jelly Bean.
The device features accelerometer and proximity sensors and it also got GPS and HTML5 browser features.
The HTC Desire 200 is capable of supporting up to 3G cellular network which will provide maximum download speed of 7.2mbps while there are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth also available as alternative data connectivity features. The device also features one Infra-red port but it missed out NFC. There is only one port i.e. microUSB port.
The battery which is packed in with the device has got 1230 mAh marked on it which will provide battery life for at least one day but if it won’t be lasting for the whole day while on multimedia usage.
HTC Desire 200 Price
As the device is the entry level smartphone from HTC so it’s going to have a price tag of around $169 or 9.5k INR.