HTC Desire U may not have been released in India officially, but the handset has managed to go up for sale in the country through select online retailers. HTC’s mid-range device that made its debut back in January brings entry-level specifications and refrains from digging a huge hole in users’ pockets.
Although the HTC Desire U is available for an affordable amount, it does not seem to be on par with most of the other smartphones in the same range. For instance, devices like Canvas 2 Plus, Iris 458q and Doodle A111 amongst others are cheaper than the phone in question, but each of them boasts of the Android Jelly Bean platform and a quad core processor to go with it. On the other hand, the Taiwanese manufacturer’s product tags along the outdated ICS OS and a 1GHz processor.
Prospective users who wish to make the most of the Sense UI from the company can also opt for the HTC Desire U featuring a 4-inch LCD touchscreen. It can be expected to render clear visuals in 480 x 800p resolution. Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the addition of a 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash that can be employed for the purpose of capturing decent-quality images as well as videos. But they will be disappointed to hear that it lacks a front-mounted webcam.
Furthermore, the HTC Desire U has been embedded with dual SIM card slots for supporting two GSM networks simultaneously and an expansion slot for a microSD card of up to 32GB capacity as its internal memory is limited to 4GB. It brings 512MB of RAM to ensure smooth navigation at all times. Also, the device measuring 62.3 x 118.5 x 9.3 millimeters, tips the scales at around 114 grams and manages to hide a lithium-ion battery of 1650mAh capacity.
The Desire U can now be picked up in India via Flipkart for a price of Rs 13,499 and it will be delivered in about 7 to 8 business days.
Key specifications of the smartphone:
– 4-inch capacitive LCD 480 x 800p touchscreen
– 5MP rear-facing camera
– 1GHz processor
– Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS
– 512MB of RAM
– 4GB onboard memory, expandable up to 32GB
– 1650mAh battery
– Dimensions: 62.3 x 118.5 x 9.3 millimeters
– Weight: 114 grams