The HTC Desire C has been no stranger to our ears, as over the past couple of weeks, it surfaced multiple times on numerous occasions  through leaked shots and more recently through a press image from the May catalog of Vodafone Portugal. With all these leaks, all fingers pointed to a release date that was just around the corner. One will have not wait any longer, as HTC have officially taken the wraps off their Desire C. This handset features the Beats Audio technology and HTC claims that this premium designed, yet affordable smartphone, allows one to hear your music just as the artist intended. The HTC Desire C also enables one to easily manage their professional and personal lives and share the moments that shape them.

New budget smartphone from HTC

New budget smartphone from HTC

This model is available in white and black colours.  It comes with HTC Sense 4.0, integrated with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Packing a powerful battery and offering access to thousands of apps, games, music and movies that are available through Google Play, one can always be connected and entertained whether at work, home or on the move.

Listening to music is one of the most popular things people use their phones for, so it's more important than ever that we deliver the power and emotion artists capture in the studio,” said Jason Mackenzie, President, Global Sales and Marketing for HTC Corporation. “The HTC Desire C offers customers excellent design, easy access to content and fast connectivity – making it the perfect all round device.

This model combines a durable metal frame with precision engineering that is ideal for those who want a premium-designed phone. Boasting a micro-drilled earpiece for sharp in-call sound, hyper-viewing angle display and metal camera bezel, this compact smartphone offers an unrivalled level of design and user-experience for its class.

It features the latest mobile technology into a neat design, HTC Desire C's vibrant 3.5-inch HVGA screen makes it easy to browse the Web, view photos or connect with family and friends. If you like to share personal experiences with your social network, then HTC Desire C's 5 megapixel camera and instant sharing capabilities will allow you to post any moment, seconds after it was captured. Through HTC Desire C's deep integration of Dropbox and 25GB of free online space, you also have the freedom to securely back-up, browse and share thousands of photos, videos and documents, whether stored locally or in the cloud. Ensuring that HTC Desire C keeps pace with new mobile services, as they become available there is also an NFC variant of this model, allowing users to make payments or access information and offers.

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the HTC Desire C

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 UI
  • 3.5 inch display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels
  • 600MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1
  • 4GB Internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot support expandable up to 32GB
  • 5 MP AF camera
  • 3G with 7.2Mbps HSDPA
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and USB 2.0, NFC
  • GPS, with A-GPS support
  • Beats Audio
  • 1230 mAh battery

As of now there is no word on how much the handset will cost in India, but judging by the price of the handset in Europe, one can expect it to cost between Rs.13,785 and Rs.15,161, here.

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