HTC announced its first dual SIM smartphone early this month. The handset runs on the Android 4.0 ICS operating system. The Chinese version of this handset is named HTC Desire VC. The Desire V handset is now available in the online retailer sites like Flipkart for a price in India of Rs 21,999.
The handsets sport a 4 inch touchscreen display of WVGA resolution. It has a 1 GHz Cortex A5 processor Qualcomm MSM7227A chipsets, Adreno 200 graphics and a 512 MB RAM. The device has a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash at the rear. The Android ICS and HT Sense 4.0 UI are combined together to offer an excellent user experience. Users who get this handset will not get the Beats Audio enhancements but also 25 GB free Dropbox storage.
The consumers who prefer to buy an amazing mid range, dual SIM Android ICS handset will definitely benefit from this smartphone. When looking at the specifications, the Desire V seems to be inferior to the Incredible S handset. In fact, the latter is selling for a slightly lower price. If HTC was able to roll out the ICS update for Incredible S, it would not have launched the Desire V.
Comparing the Incredible S and Desire V, the latter has a lighter and bigger battery enabling it to last for long. It has more onboard memory as well. Seems like the Desire V lacks a front camera and the main one is of 5 MP resolution while the camera in the Incredible S is of 8 MP resolution.
Interestingly, the Desire V is not officially launched by the brand. It was only announced and was expected to be launched in July in Europe and Asia.