HTC announces Desire 200 low-end smartphone

HTC has officially announced the Desire 200, an offering for those in the market for a low-end Android smartphone.

The device appeared just yesterday in a leak, which already revealed some of the smartphone’s specifications. Many of the leaked specifications are exactly the same as those which surfaced today, so this list would offer few surprises to those who have their eye on the handset.

For its processor, the Desire 200 features the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1. Its small display, which is of the HVGA type, measures 3.5 inches and comes with the resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. RAM is at 512 MB whereas its storage is 4 GB. There is, however, an option to expand the storage for up to 32 GB via a microSD card.


The Desire 200 likewise packs a single rear-facing camera, which sports a 5 MP image sensor, and a VGA recording function.

Also onboard is a 3.5 mm audio jack and a removable 1230 mAh battery. Connectivity options include Dual-band UMTS/ HSPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, GPS/AGPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.

As for its dimensions, the Desire 200 measures 107.7 × 60.8 × 11.9 millimeters and weighs 100 grams.

HTC offers only two colors for this handset: black and white.

It also comes with an unspecified version of Android overlaid with HTC Sense. It will possibly have an older version of Android. Yesterday’s leak mentioned that the device could arrive with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.

As of the moment, the Desire 200’s price and date of availability are still unknown.

HTC supposedly borrowed some design elements from the popular HTC One, but the smartphone itself is deemed as a successor to the HTC Desire C or the Desire X.

All in all, the HTC Desire 200 appears to be an Android-based handset with a very basic set of specifications, and thus, a very affordable price. If these are all you need, then the HTC Desire 200 is probably a phone you shouldn’t miss.

via briefmobile