HTC has officially announced the HTC Desire 500 in Taiwan. The HTC Desire 500 is a mid-range Android smartphone and yet another value for money handset like HTC One Mini. The device will be exclusive to Taiwan Mobile from August 1 for NT$12,000.
HTC Desire 500 has a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The device is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 SoC and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 205 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Being a mid-range device, it comes with 4GB of internal storage but sports an 8MP primary camera and a 1.6MP front facing camera. The storage space can be expanded up to 64GB, thanks to the microSD card support.
The 8MP rear camera is backed up by HTC ImageChip – a feature that perform some of the processing at the hardware level to serve the best quality on camera. Thus, consumers will be able to access features like “Continuous shooting and VideoPic” and slow motion video recording.
The HTC Desire 500 is also available in dual-SIM variant and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5 and BlinkFeed UI. The device is compatible with 2G, 2.5G, 3G and 3.5G. Other important features include Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor and a 1800mAh battery.
The HTC Desire 500 also features HTC’s Beats Audio but lacks the Boom Sound speakers that complete the package. Instead of a metal body similar to HTC One, the HTC Desire is made up of a plastic body. It has a design similar to the other HTC Desire smartphones and will be available in three different color options: Black, White with Green accents and White with Red accents.