HTC Desire 501, 601 and Desire 700 Dual SIM Smartphones Launched in India, Price Starts at Rs 16,890

After launching the high end massive phablet - HTC One Max - in the Indian market last month, Taiwan headquartered HTC has today officially launched their new range of mid-range smartphones in the native market.

All these handsets come with dual SIM support and thus are surely meant for Indian customers. The prices of these devices are pretty decent compared to its earlier flagships. The HTC Desire 700, Desire 601 and the Desire 501 will cost you Rs. 33,050, Rs. 24,190 and Rs. 16,890 respectively. Let's take a look at the specs of the new HTC Desire family Android powered smartphones below:

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HTC Desire 700 Dual SIM

The HTC Desire 700 is a premium device among the three and is priced a bit higher compared to the other two partners. The handset sports a 5-inch display which offers a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Powering the device is a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB DDR2 RAM. It is flavored with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system.

The imaging section is taken care of by an 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI Sensor and a 1080p video recording capability. While the 2.1 MP front-facing camera with BSI Sensor will help you for taking selfies or video calling.

Further, HTC Desire 700 houses an 8GB internal memory which is expandable up to 64GB via micro SD card and connectivity features including 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS with a-GPS, Additionally the device also supports Dual SIM (3G + 2G) facility.

The Desire 700 dual SIM comes with a HTC's very own BlinkFeed and standard HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers. The device which measures 10.3 mm thick and weighs 149 grams draws its energy from 2100 mAh removable battery.

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HTC Desire 601 dual SIM

The Desire 601 dual SIM features a 4.5-inch display which offers a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The device is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1GB RAM. It is flavored with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Beam) operating system.

The imaging section is taken care of by an 5MP rear camera which comes with a LED Flash, f2.0 aperture, 28mm lens, BSI Sensor and is also capable of shooting video at 1080p quality. There is a 0.3MP front-facing shooter.

The device houses 8GB internal memory which can be expandable up to 64GB with micro SD. There is a regular connectivity options present in the handset like 3G (HSDPA up to 42 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS + GLONASS. On top of that it is a Dual micro SIM supported handset.

HTC's regular hardware and software like BlinkFeed, BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers can also be found in the device which is powered by 2100 mAh non-removable battery.

HTC Desire 501 Dual SIM

This is the cheapest in the lot which is packed with 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen display which offers 480 × 800 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.15 GHz dual-core NovaThor U8520 processor coupled with 1GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. Photography lovers can use an 8MP Auto Focus rear Camera with LED flash, F 2.0 aperture, BSI Sensor which is incorporated in the handset. While you can also shoot selfies with a 2.1MP front-facing shooter which comes with 88-degree ultra-wide-angle lens.

The device houses 8 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 32GB with micro SD. Connectivity options include 3G (HSDPA up to 14.4 Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS and yes this one is also a dual SIM handset. The device is powered by a 2100 mAh battery.

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HTC Desire 501 Dual SIM

It is priced at Rs. 16,890 and is said to be available this weekend. 

HTC Desire 601 Dual SIM

The handset is priced at Rs. 24,190. It will be available somtime befor Christmas. 

HTC Desire 700 Dual SIM

The handset is pretty expensive at Rs. 33,050, compared to the other two. This one will also come sometime around December 25th. 

HTC Desire Dual SIM Range

First of all the company has failed to incorporate the HD or FHD display in these three devices. They should have at least offered HD display to one of these devices if not FHD. While considering the specs of these devices, obviously the Desire 700 is the best in the specs. The HTC Desire 501 features a low end specs and will battle of numerous Indian smartphones. The Desire 700 is also the only handset in the bunch which comes powered by a quad core processor.

HTC Desire Dual SIM Range

All the three handsets come with the same battery capacity which is quite unfair, at least, to the Desire 700 which comes with bigger display and more powerful processor. Moreover, even the RAM is same. Thus there are much more similaarities between the three device.

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