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HTC Desire 200 a tiny Android 4.0 ICS smartphone with Beats Audio announced for July

HTC Desire 200 a tiny Android 4.0 ICS smartphone with Beats Audio announced for July


The Desire lineup is one of the most conspicuous lineups of smartphones from HTC. The company has just announced the launch of 2 budget phones, Desire 600 and Desire 200 which are planned to be launched by the end of July. The company has so far released several mid-range and entry-level smartphones in this lineup, and the latest one announced is the HTC Desire 200, which we’ll discuss today. A hint about this device was given by Taiwan’s BCC certification body, after which we did not hear much about it. A few photographs and a video of this little device, however, have emerged over the Internet and besides; there also seem to be some unconfirmed information regarding the technical specs of the phone.

The physical structure of HTC Desire 200 seems quite similar to HTC One, with the clear difference in size and specs. However, this entry-level smartphone is mainly aimed at users with constrained budget limit, given its low-resolution display and significantly toned down specs. Besides, it would also lack the latest version of Android OS and would be passed with an older version.

As per the unconfirmed info, a 1 GHz processor in addition to 512 MB of RAM memory would power this smartphone. It would have 4 GB of internal storage capacity, which could be expanded using the microSD card. The 3.5-inch HVGA display of the device would have a resolution of 320×480 pixels. In addition, we would have a 1400mAh battery and a 5-megapixel backend camera. The back cover of the phone is made entirely of plastic and would allow the removal of the battery. So the technical specs definitely place this phone among the entry-level smartphones in the market and among those phones, it might not be a bad addition after all.

From the photograph and the released video, it appears that the device would be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in conjunction with HTC Sense user interface. There is also Beats Audio branding on the rear of the phone, although the BoomSound speakers at the front are missing.

While the default OS of the device is expected to be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, most probably it would soon receive the Jelly Bean update. So far there is no word from HTC as to the price or release date of the device but we can expect a July release of this tiny phone. It can certainly be a good option for people who are at the lower end of the budget and don’t have any need of high end specs.

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