HTC Unveils Desire U; Inexpensive Android Handset


HTC Desire U

A lot of rumours have been heard lately saying that HTC is pulling itself out from the Android starting range but those have finally been denied as the Taiwanese company has just announced a new budget phone for the market, The HTC Desire U.

To keep the pricing down, HTC has opted for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich instead of Android Jelly Bean. Also instead of a dual-core processor, this phone runs on a single-core 1GHz processor.

In terms of design, the Desire U fits in nicely . On front, this new device features a 4.0-inch with 800 x 480 resolution display.

HTC packs 5 megapixel camera on the back with WVGA video recording, Beats Audio with the battery capacity of 1,650mAh.

As far as connectivity goes, the Desire U offers Bluetooth 4.0, and W-Fi, and it’s compatible with HSPA, WCDMA, and GSM networks.

Here are showdown of its specifications:

  • 1GHz processor
  • Android 4.0.x- ICS with HTC Sense UI
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage
  • MicroSD card support up to 32GB
  • Dimensions: 118.5 × 62.3 × 9.32 mm
  • Weight: 119.0 grams
  • 4-inch, 800×480 (WVGA) capacitive touch
    • 5MP, Auto focus rear camera with LED Flash
    • 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
    • Micro-USB 2.0 port
    • Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0
    • Beat Audio
    • 1650 mAh lithium-ion battery

    The pricing and availability details aren’t given yet but it should cost around 20K here in Pakistan.

    • Muhammad Anas

      15-18 K price tag Would make it hot in the market!

      • imkhalid

        Qmobile Noir A8 is much betther than this(dual-core) only Rs.13800, only draw back in Noir A8 is, no 3G, but 3G isnt coming in Pakistan for atleast this year :)

        • Muhammad Anas

          You’re insulting HTC by comparing it with Q-Mobile

          • ZoZoMo

            Yes i think qmobile is better then htc. 1st test noir a10 then ….

            • M.Aswad Mehtab

              Whats the recharge time for A10 ?

            • Muhammad Anas

              I would say go for it. The phone by a company who dont even know about its own products. Remember Q Mobile Noir A-10 when launched was priced at 18,500 which increased to 19,500 and now you can get one at only Rs 16,500 (retail price) same is the case with Noir A8 which was previously selling at 16.500 and now 13,800.. what I meant to say is clear i.e no resale at all. unlike that you can sell this phone by HTC after one year with good resale value! Am I clear?

              • Usman Munir

                Prices down by company its self due to upsoming new Models i.e Noir A9 and A12

                • Muhammad Anas

                  I knew that! but what’s new you can see in A9, A12 and A-11 they’re just a garbage!

        • M.Aswad Mehtab

          What is the recharge time for A8 ?

    • farheen

      price is affordable:)

    • M.Aswad Mehtab

      Single core processor with 512 Ram to Run Android …no thank you !!

    • Ali Sharif

      if they provides with dual SIM option then such low specification sets get more worth and attraction in our local markets

    • Ali Sharif

      its a “Dual SIM phone” with medium price range.
      hey admin why dont you give or may be missed this main information ???

    • Shahzad

      sony xperia sola is better than this