HTC unveils the mid-range HTC Desire 500

HTC Desire, one of the popular series of smartphones from HTC has added to its portfolio the HTC Desire 500. The HTC Desire 500 will be hoping to add to the growing value of the Desire series.

Speaking at the launch, Faisal Siddiqui Country Head HTC India said “The Desire range has become renowned for bringing a premium mobile experience to the mass market. This particular model, the Desire 500, is no different. It is perfect for people who are always-on-the-go, it enables powerful multitasking and live-streaming of important and interesting information and it boasts an excellent camera and that bring your important moments to life.”

Powered by a 1.2GHz Quad Core processor to handle intensive multi tasking, high speed browsing and high end gaming and other such features. The memory storage is a capable 4GB but can be extended to 64GB to handle storage of games, music, apps and so on. The RAM memory is 1GB. The HTC Desire 500 has a 4.3 inch display which boasts the acclaimed HTC BlinkFeed. The HTC BlinkFeed transforms the homescreen into a interface for customizable information and provides the latest social updates, news and information in a single glance. Importing information from more than 200 different sources like AOL, ESPN, MTV etc, it makes sure that you have the information needed.

HTC Desire 500

HTC always provides good camera quality to capture your cherished memories. With the HTC Desire 500, it provides an 8MP primary camera which combines with the dedicated HTC Image Chip processor to create spectacular stills and HD video. The 1.6MP front camera also creates high quality self portraits. The features such as smile and face recognition along with other such filters helps to capture the perfect shot. A game changing feature of Video Highlights which takes your stills and videos from one event or days’ shooting and compiles them into a 30-second reel, set to music according to one of five themes. The feature is incorporated with taking in expert views and each theme has undergone rigorous testing for a regular user to create expert montages with ease.

Key Specifications

  • 4.3 inch WVGA display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels
  • 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
  • Android 4.2 JellyBean with HTC Sense 5
  • 4GB internal memory
  • 8MP primary camera
  • 1.6MP secondary camera
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1800mAh battery
  • 3G/Wi-Fi

The new HTC Desire 500 will be available with major retailers at MOP of Rs. 21490 and MRP of Rs. 24290 across the Indian market.