HTC appears to be working on a new entry-level Android device which will likely be called the Desire 200. Several sources have reported that the HTC Desire 200 will be the Taiwan phone-makers latest entry into the budget-phone market. HTC previously revealed the Desire 600 so it’s very possible that the Desire 200 is a real device. Besides, a Vietnamese source has a video to prove that the phone is real.
The HTC Desire 200 is no looker. It’s rather thick by current standards but not everybody is looking for a thin device. Some just want to have the software features and are willing to get a bulky phone as long as it’s cheap. The HTC Desire 200 is rumored to pack very basic hardware specs so that could only mean that the price could be very competitive.
The HTC Desire 200 will have a 3.5-inch display with 320×480 resolution and will run on a 1GHz processor. For storage, the phone will have a 4GB capacity that is expandable up to 32GB. That’s as basic as any Android phone can get. To make matters worse it will have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, not Jelly Bean which is the recent version of the OS. Thankfully it will have a 5-megapixel rear facing camera and the phone will feature the latest Sense 5 UI skin.
There are feature-packed phones in the market that have way better specs and are surely cheaper than what the Desire 200 will retail for. It’s therefore interesting to see how the Desire 200 will do if and when it launches.
Here’s that video from the Vietnamese source.