HTC shows off its Desire 200, an entry-level phone with some serious quality for the price.
Phone companies always advertise and promote their best flagship phones, so naturally, we never hear about all the entry-level minimalistic phones that flood the market each year. HTC has now decided to change things a little. It is very proud of its Desire 200, which while falling into a lower price category, has an impressive amount of tech in it.
The phone has a 3.5 inch HVGA display (320 x 480 pixels), surrounded by an all-plastic body that mimics the design of the company's flagship phone, the One. While we can't expect the most powerful processor in a budget phone, it does come with the single-core Snapdragon S1 SoC clocked at 1 GHz, along with 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32 GB with a Micro-SD. Connectivity is achieved by WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and HSDPA (which is basically enhanced 3G), while image capture depends on the rear 5 megapixel camera.
The phone runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 along with Sense User Interface, and has a 1,230 mAh battery that should keep the power-mellow phone running all day long. At only 100 g and measuring 107.7 x 60.8 x 11.9 mm, the phone that will be available is either black or black/silver color options. Pricing is expected to fall below the $250 mark, and the phone will be widely available through most carriers.