The HTC Desire U has shown up on the company’s official web site for Taiwan revealing the device’s price tag. The phone is aimed at budget-conscious users who might be looking for a touch of premium features, while not going overboard. It brings to the table ICS and a relatively decent 4-inch display.
The Desire U will have a 4-inch WVGA screen which means that visuals will be displayed at a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It runs on the Ice Cream Sandwich platform with the company’s Sense UI and gets just a single 5MP camera on the back, although this is accompanied by LED flash and boasts of auto focus capabilities.
It fits its penny-pinching label with 512MB of RAM which might be seen as restrictive. But 4GB of internal storage should bolster appeal, and it offers memory expansion via a microSD card slot. Little is known about the processor, except that it is clocked at 1GHz. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0 which is aptX enabled and Wi-Fi.
The device comes with a 1650mAh battery, which isn’t all that impressive, and there is also a microUSB 2.0 port in order to ready the handset for charging and data transfer purposes. In terms of dimensions, it measures approximately 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.32 millimeters and weighs in at 119 grams. And by the looks of it, the budget smartphone should arrive in basic black and white color options.
At this point, the HTC Desire U is only headed to Taiwan, and while some sources report that it will come to China as well, this is yet to be officially confirmed. It is unclear whether the handset will be allowed to satisfy budget-conscious users overseas, but Android Community reports that it will be available for $275.
Have a look at the specifications listed below –
Platform: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Sense UI
Display: 4-inch WVGA touch display
Screen resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
Main camera: 5MP with auto focus, an LED flash
Internal memory: 4GB, expandable via microSD card slot
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 (aptX enabled), Wi-Fi
Battery capacity: 1650mAh
Dimensions: 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.32 millimeters
Weight: 119 grams
Others: Beats Audio, microUSB 2.0 port