Looks like Taiwan's HTC is all set to launch a brand new low-end smartphone that could save its handset business.
Not long ago, HTC mistakenly released its forthcoming phone, the Desire 310, on the company's official website. Now, the smartphone has been finally announced for the Chinese market. The low-end phone, HTC Desire 310w, has been spotted on HTC China's website.
The successor to the original Desire 300, as spotted on HTC China website, appears different from the one seen on its European site. As expected, the company has provided specific details around device's hardware; however, nothing much can be fetched in respect to its retail availability and price.
On the specifications front, the Desire 310w is an average handset similar to a typical low-end device. It comes with a 4.5-inch display having a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. Under the hood, there is a 1.3GHz quad-core processor powered by MediaTek SoC, backed by 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which can be expandable via a microSD card slot.
The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean powered phone has a 5-mega pixel rear-facing shooter without flash, and a VGA quality front-facing camera. The makers have added a 2,000mAh battery. Other connectivity features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, Dual-SIM connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G and A-GPS, amongst others.
Last month, HTC announced two new mid-range handsets (Desire 816 and Desire 610) under its Desire series. Out of the two, the Desire 816 offered a 5.5-inch 720p HD display, a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card slot), 13MP camera, 2,600mAh battery, and 4G LTE connectivity. On the other hand, the Desire 610 does come with a 4G LTE connectivity and above average internal hardware.
Later this month, HTC is expected to release its much-hyped successor to last year's hit HTC One on March 25.