HTC Announces the Desire 700, a High-End Smartphone with Dual SIM

HTC Announces the Desire 700, a High-End Smartphone with Dual SIM

HTC has announced a new high-end phone in its lineup, the Desire 700. The phone comes with dual-sim connectivity and a 5″ display on the front.

The display is of qHD resolution so the phone certainly isn’t meant to compete with the company’s One flagship. The design certainly has taken inspiration from that phone though. With its aluminium shell and BoomSound speakers, it isn’t difficult to tell where the inspiration from the phone has come from.

As of the hardware side, the phone comes with a quad-core SnapDragon 400 processor with 1 GB worth RAM. Amount of storage is set at 8 GB expandable.

Towards the back is an 8 megapixel camera with a BSI sensor, LED Flash and 1080p Full HD video recording. A front-facing 2.1 mp camera with BSI can also be found.

The phone runs on Android Jelly Bean and comes with a few customizations from its manufacturer’s side, including HTC Zoe.

The Desire 700 is powered by a 2100 mAh battery which can provide talk-time of 12 hours on 3G. Here are the full specs of the Desire 700:

  • Android Jelly Bean customized with Sense UI
  • 5″ LCD display with qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels
  • Dual-Sim support
  • Quad-core SnapDragon 400 processor
  • 1 GB RAM with 8 GB expandable storage
  • 8 megapixel camera with BSI, LED Flash and 1080p Full HD video recording
  • 2.1 mp HD front-facing camera with BSI
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, GPS, 3G
  • HTC BoomSound speakers and Zoe
  • 2100 mAh battery

The phone will cost around $470 when it will hit the markets later.


  • Rizwan Yaqoob

    Snapdragon 400 processor, 540×960 resolution yet $470. There are so my other devices from Samsung and Sony with better specs out there.

  • Man

    I agree with Rizwan

    • Raja Maja

      i agree too

  • Shahzad Waheed

    not high end in specs … only in price :p

  • Osama

    but this HTC dears….. no match with this….

    • Yasir Mahmood

      agree With You Osama ,
      Once Htc had a Remarkable Image over Paki Cellular Market,
      But now its going Down So far..

  • Saeed

    Want this one :D
    Does anybody know if it will be upgraded to Kitkat 4.4?

    • Hassaan

      Who cares about updates anymore?
      All you need to do is root your device and head over to xda
      I rooted my Wildfire S and I’m running JB 4.2.2 :-)
      Htc didnt even bother to update it to 2.3.7!

      • Saeed

        Yes you’re right. I’ve also been thinking of rooting my Xperia Ray currently on ICS but then I want a smartphone with bigger screen and NFC so have to make a calculated decision for the long term :P
        Besides rooting is quite a hassle for a lazy guy like me anyways. Backing up and restoring data, Ugh Sucks!

        • ZeeshanShahid

          Look into Blackberry Z10 instead. With the new 10.2.1.1055 leaked OS, it can install Jelly Beans APKs, plus it’s got 2 GB RAM and a better screen and probably battery too.

          • Saeed

            yes it’s indeed a good option but since the company is in deep trouble and the foreseeable gloomy future of it is deterring potential customers away as future support for devices is a doubt.