Although HTC announced at the beginning of the year it doesn’t plan to launch as many smartphones as last year, the Taiwanese handset maker has already announced a fair number of new models.
After releasing its HTC One lineup of smartphones, the company has kicked off a new series of low- to mid-range of handsets, the HTC Desire family.
The new range of Android smartphones made its debut with the HTC Desire C
, which is now available in the UK from multiple carriers and retailers.
Today, the handset manufacturer announced the upcoming availability of two new smartphones in the Desire family, the HTC Desire V and HTC Desire VC.
Unfortunately, both will be launched in Asia, but there’s a chance that HTC will eventually introduce them in other regions as well.
The main selling point of the smartphones is the dual-SIM capability, which is currently among the most appealing features in Asia. Aside from that, both devices are said to run Google latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system integrated with HTC Sense 4.0 UI.
In fact, both Desire devices come with the same features except that the Desire V supports quad-band GSM and EDGE, along with dual-band HSPA on the first SIM slot, as well as tri-band GSM on the second SIM. HTC Desire VC is a CDMA/EVDO handset that packs SIM slot with tri-band GSM support.
The handsets sport large 4.0-inch WVGA capacitive displays and 5-megapixel rear cameras with LED flash and VGA recording.
On the inside, HTC Desire V
and Desire VC are equipped with Qualcomm MSM7227A Cortex-A5 processors clocked at 1 GHz, as well as Adreno 200 graphics processing units. In addition, the smartphone pack 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory and microSD card slots for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
HTC Desire V is expected to arrive in Asia in early July for $475 USD (380 EUR), while the HTC Desire VC is expected to hit shelves in China around the same time frame and price.