HTC Intros Desire P in Taiwan

A low- to mid-level smartphone for the vendor’s homeland market

Today, Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation officially introduced the long rumored HTC Desire P smartphone in its homeland market, announcing it as a Chunghwa Telecom exclusive.

The handset will arrive on shelves with low- to mid-level hardware specifications, with a price tag of around $364 (€284) attached to it. It appears set to land in two color flavors, namely Red and White.

Just as previously reported, the new smartphone will hit shelves with the same appearance as the HTC One SV, while also packing the same hardware specifications as the already available handset, PhoneArena notes.

However, it seems that the new HTC Desire P will not include support for 4G LTE networks, though it will feature 3G connectivity, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities.

The features list of the new device includes a 4.3-inch Super LCD2 display that can deliver a WVGA (480 x 800 pixel resolution), as well as a dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play processor inside.

Furthermore, Desire P arrives on the market with 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes.

On the back, the new mobile phone features an 8-megapixel photo snapper with LED flash and BSI sensor for an enhanced experience even when shooting in low-light conditions.

The smartphone also arrives on shelves with Beats Audio, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, Accelerometer, built-in GPS receiver, and the like.

The one thing that HTC did not mention specifically was the Android version that this handset runs under, and it remains to be seen whether it will be 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, as techorz claims, or the newer 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Additionally, we should mention that HTC did not say so far whether the device would be launched in other markets beside Taiwan as well, though chances are that other Asian markets will receive it too.

For the time being, however, the HTC Desire P can be admired only on HTC’s Taiwanese website, on this page.


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