HTC announced the Desire 500, an entry level Android smartphone for the Asian youths who want to enjoy the HTC Sense 5 interface.
A few days after the official launch of Mini One in the West, HTC today announced the launch of Desire 500 in Taiwan.
This entry-level Android smartphone is likely to remain restricted to Asia and emerging markets, but it shows the Sense 5 interface and several of its key features operating with relatively low performance.
This HTC Desire 500 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC 200 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, expandable to 64 GB by means of a microSD slot. A camera to 8-megapixel sensor wearing equivalent lens of 28 mm f/2 is placed at rear and also a sensor of 1.6 megapixel can be found at the front.
It also has the BlinkFeed customizable home screen that enables burst shooting and 720p HD shoot simultaneously, and also presents the best moments of the event in the form of Video Highlights at 30 seconds. It has a 4.3 inch screen displays with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels only, which is a fairly low resolution. The cover is made up of plastic and not metal, like the HTC One range. The connectivity includes 3G+ peaking at 7.2 Mb/s, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi N.
The HTC Desire 500 will be soon marketed in Taiwan, coupled with attractive offers for students and young adults with the operator Taiwan Mobile.