HTC is joining the furious race to release budget phones before Apple and Samsung grab hold of the mid and lower tier markets. After the unveiling of HTC One, the popularity of the Taiwanese company has soared like the rising sun. Beautiful display, superb performance and a stunning camera. But the company cannot rely on the One alone to hold the fort, as incredible as it may seem, since there are a flurry of phones out there to overthrow the One and take its place as the current king of smartphones. Xperia Z and Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 are already vying for top spot with their offerings, just as brilliant as the One from HTC. With a crowded top band, phone manufacturers are now looking south to expand their consumer base.
HTC’s Desire P is likely to be the company’s entrant phone in the cost-effective phone market. Rumored to offer users a 4.3 inch WVGA display, the phone is expected to run on a dual core 1GHz processor, 768MB RAM and a 4GB in-built storage, expandable with a Micro SD slot. The RAM is a bit of a letdown, but the 8 Megapixel rear camera more than makes up for it. Pretty neat specs for a budget phone, the pricing however is a bit on the higher side, more than what other companies are tagging their products with. There is no news yet about the Android version the phone is expected to run or HTC’s very own Sense technology atop the operating system. The phone is expected to be released in “pretty red” or “sparkling white” colors.
Despite its price, the phone is generating considerable buzz in markets today, for HTC’s elegant craftsmanship and attention to detail is very well known. Users are eagerly waiting for more details.