HTC Desire 200

HTC this morning took the wraps off the diminutive Desire 200, sporting a look that mostly is a throwback to the pre-HTC One days but still has hints of its flagship line.

This is decidedly not a high-end device. The 3.5-inch display has a 480x320 resolution -- nearly unheard of these days but not unexpected for a phone this small. It's rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor running at 1 GHz, and it's got a mere 4 gigabytes of internal storage and 512 megabytes of RAM. (The included SD card slot lets you bump that up, of course.)

There's no LTE on board, either, so you're looking at the usual GSM/HSPA bands for data connectivity. And the spec sheet only goes so far as to list HSPDA, so you'd see faster download speeds (well, up to 7.2 Mbps) and not upload.

Camera-wise, it's got a 5-megapixel shooter 'round back, sporting an f/2.8 aperture and a 34 mm lens. 

Also on board: Beats Audio, and what HTC is calling an "intelligent display" that goes so far as to remove ads from websites. (Not a feature we're inherently fans of around here.) 

So, the days of the small, low-end smartphone are not yet over.