New Delhi: HTC has quietly launched a mid-range model HTC Desire 500 for Rs 24,290.
The Desire 500, which was first announced back in July, comes with a 4.3-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor paired with 1GB of RAM.
Other prominent features include an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and BSI image sensor, 1.6-megapixel secondary camera at the front, Beats audio support, 4GB internal storage that is expandable to up to 64GB using a microSD card and 1,800mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough for up to 12.1 hours of talktime and up to 435 hours on standby mode.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS/AGPS, Wi-Fi. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean wrapped under Sense 5 UI. In addition, it also comes pre-loaded with some of the features we have seen on the HTC One like BlinkFeed and Video Highlights among others.
With a price tag of Rs 21,490, the Desire 500 competes against the likes of Sony Xperia L.
HTC Desire 500 detailed Specs
SIM CARD TYPE
Total storage : 4 GB, available capacity varies
RAM : 1 GB
Expansion card slot supports microSD™ memory card for up to 64GB additional storage (card not included)
2G/ 2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
3G/ 3.5G - UMTS/ HSPA:
900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps
Ambient light sensor
8 MP camera with auto focus, LED flash
BSI sensor, Sensor size 1/3.2"
Dedicated HTC ImageChip
F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
Front Camera: 1.6 MP with BSI sensor
720p video recording
Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share
Continuous shooting and VideoPic
Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
Removable rechargeable Li-polymer battery
Capacity : 1800 mAh
Talk time :
Up to 12.1 hours for 3G
Standby time :
Up to 435 hours for 3G
Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5 V and 1 A.