HTC Desire 200 official with a 3.5-inch display and Beats Audio in towAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Following the debut of the Desire 600 last month, HTC this morning introduced another addition to its line of Desire-branded smartphones. This one's the Desire 200, a fairly entry-level handset with a design that appears to a design cue or two from HTC's flagship One.
The Desire 200's spec list includes a 3.5-inch 480x320 touchscreen on its face along with a 5-megapixel camera around back. Crammed inside the handset's smallish frame is a 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor, 4GB storage, microSD card slot for additional memory and 512MB RAM. There's also support for 7.2Mbps HSPA, and a 1,230mAh battery powers the entire package. Rounding out the feature list is an undisclosed version of Android running beneath HTC's Sense overlay and an "Intelligent Display" feature that HTC says will automatically resize text for easier viewing, store articles for offline viewing and allow users to zoom in and dial a phone number with a single step.
Two details that are still missing are availability and pricing, but considering the Desire 200's lower-end spec sheet, I'm sure that it won't be terribly expensive whenever it does arrive on store shelves. Overall the Desire 200 looks like a nice little smartphone with a design that's a bit more handsome than some folks might expect when they think of an "entry-level" device. Now we just have to wait for HTC to spill its Desire 200 launch plans so that we can find out when we'll be able to check out that design in person.