Today, Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation has made official a new handset running under Google’s Android operating system, none other than the HTC Desire C.
The smartphone has made it to the headlines a few times before, being rumored to arrive on shelves at Vodafone in the near future.
As it turns out, things might indeed be this way, as HTC is planning the release of this new mobile phone on Europe before the end of this month.
The handset vendor did not confirm which countries are set to get a taste of the new device, but it did say that it will be launched with a price tag of €200 (around $255) attached to it.
Although highly affordable, the new HTC Desire C packs a premium design, HTC notes. However, we should not expect high-end performance levels coming from this puppy.
The smartphone features a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 application processor inside, clocked at 600MHz and complemented by 512MB of RAM.
The device also comes with 4GB of internal memory and packs a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space. Not to mention that users will benefit from access to 25GB of free storage on Dropbox.
On the phone’s front, there is a 3.5-inch HVGA display that can deliver a 320 x 480 pixel resolution, along with a VGA camera for making video calls, while a 5-megapixel photo snapper resides on its back. The photo snapper offers LED flash and video recording capabilities.
HTC Desire C runs under Google’s new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, with the Sense 4.0 UI loaded on top.
Moreover, HTC has packed it with Beats Audio technology, so that its users would benefit from a great audio experience while on the go. You can learn more on the new smartphone through the video presentation embedded below.