Desire 200

Entry-level device said to sport HVGA screen, 1GHz CPU

HTC is keeping the "Desire" brand around for its entry-level and mid-range line-up, as we've seen with the recent announcement of the Desire 600. But we've yet to hear much about the Desire 200 since that device dropped by Taiwan's NCC certification body around a month ago. Today Vietnamese site Thế Giới Di Động has what it says is video footage of the device, along with a tentative spec sheet.

Internal hardware is said to include a 1GHz CPU, a 3.5-inch HVGA (320x480) display, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, expandable via microSD, a 1400mAh battery and a 5-megapixel rear camera. The video shows the device running what appears to be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4 -- as opposed to the more recent, -based Sense 5. Physically, it's clear we're dealing with a smaller handset, though one inspired by the HTC One's industrial design. There's a One-style speaker grille, and Beats Audio branding on the rear, though no front-facing "BoomSound" speakers.

There's no telling whether the "Desire 200" will still be running ICS when it hits store shelves. What's shown in the video appears to be very glitchy, prototypey software, so there's every chance the final software may take a different form. Share your own speculation down in the comments, and check out the video for yourself after the break.

Source: Thế Giới Di Động; via: GSMArena


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HTC Desire 200 prototype caught on camera


I don't know if you read the title.. Entry-Level..

Not Mid-Range, not Flagship.. Entry level.

There are mid range phones with 8GB of storage. Even the Nexus 4 which is Google's Flagship has an 8GB version..

Even for a low-cost device, those specs are atrocious considering we're midway through 2013. They may as well call it Wildfire Re-Issue and be done with it.

Same thought. 1ghz single core? I was at least hoping they'd put a dual core in there. This is going to boost Mobile immediately.

It's weird, how fast technology has advanced. I remember, when I first moved to Android, I bought the Motorola Droid Pro in 2010. It had similar specs, and I thought it was the best phone ever. Fast forward to 2013, and those specs shouldn't even be considered for entry-level handsets anymore.

Heck, aside from the screen resolution, it has better specs than the original EVO (same processor speed and RAM, 4 times as much storage).

Indeed. Something along the lines of the One V is what I'd accept as a low-cost/entry-level device these days - it's not the fastest but it's still a solid device with a decent screen that's fun to use. The same can hardly be said for this hilarity.

Phones like this is what gives Android a bad name. people that don't know any better will go out and buy this phone, think Android sucks and then go buy an iPhone.