Despite launching a mid-ranged HTC Desire 600, the Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC is still struggling to establish its mark in the Indian market. The makers behind HTC One are now looking to tap lower end of the market with forthcoming Desire 500. The HTC Desire 500 will compete with Sony Xperia L in the Indian market.
HTC hasn't indicated whether they have any plans to launch Desire 500 in India or not. Meanwhile, GizBot spotted middle-ranged HTC Desire 500 listed under ‘Coming Soon ‘tag on a popular online shopping website. The listing on Saholic itself gives us an opportunity to gossip around Indian debut of HTC Desire 500. We're expecting Dual SIM supported HTC Desire 500 to cost Rs. 17,490 in the Indian market.
The HTC Desire 500 packs a 4.3 inch LCD display resolution having resolution of 480 x 800 pixels The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 4GB of ROM ( expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot).
There's an 8-megapixel rear camera with Auto Focus, LED flash, BSI sensor and a 1.6-mega pixel front facing camera for long video chat. The makers have added a 1,800mAh Li Ion battery. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Other connectivity features include: 2G, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS and DLNA among other features. The Desire 500 also comes with acclaimed Sense 5.0, BlinkFeed and exceptional music quality, thanks to Beats Audio.
Sony Xperia L
The Xperia L comes with a 4.3-inch display having 854 x 480 pixel resolution. The device is powered by a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot). Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS comes out of the box. There's an 8-mega pixel rear facing camera powered by Sony's EXMOR RS imaging technology and a VGA quality front camera. The makers have packed a 1,750mAh Li Ion battery.
Other connectivity options include: 3G, W-Fi, Single SIM, NFC, 2G, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPRS and DLNA. The phone is priced at Rs. 17,390 in the Indian market.