While HTC continues to build on the One series, with the slates Mini and Max just around the corner, the Taiwanese company is not forgetting about its line of mid-range phones. Today, HTC has revealed the quad-core HTC Desire 500, which sports a brand spanking new quad-core processor.
The HTC Desire line was introduced as a solution to the large percentage of people who wanted a good smartphone but didn’t want to drop the big bucks for a flagship model.
The Desire 500 has a 4.3-inch display, a quad-core processor (with a clock speed of 1.2GHz) and will be running the Sense 5 UI, which includes flashing feed and Zoe photo software. Even more photo and video features will be present in the Desire 500, including a smart flash, slow motion, and wide-angle lens.
The camera shoots images with a resolution of 8-megapixels and the front camera will be sporting a 1.6-megapixel sensor. The video “highlights” functions will also be present, being able to combine movies and pictures into one slideshow. One slot for a microSD card is also available which allows for expandable storage up to 64 GB.
HTC Desire 500
Android 4.1.2, HTC Sense 5
4.3-inches, Super LCD2, 800 x 480 Pixel, 216 ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad-Core, 1.2 GHz
4 GB, microSD expandable to 64 GB
8 MP (Rear), 1.6 MP (Front)
WLAN, HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (optional)
131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm
The HTC Desire 500 will be available in September for some countries in the Eurozone (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to be exact) with the possibility of expansion and different combinations (dual-SIM and NFC) in the near future.