HTC Desire 200 budget Android handset made official by the company

June 18, 2013
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HTC Desire 200, the company's latest handset designed for people on a budget, is now official.

HTC Desire 200

The HTC Desire 200 is most certainly a device for those of us that are more budget-conscious, and perfectly willing to make some serious compromises in terms of features.

You may remember that the device’s specs, as well as a video hands-on of it, have made their way online yesterday, with the device being spotted in the wild a month ago. If you’ve been paying attention, you probably already know that the device isn’t the most up-to-date handset out there, in terms of specs or software, but it could still be alright as a first smartphone or for those that want an affordable device, with some extra features.

HTC does prove, though, that it cares about its customers in the lower-end spectrum too, since it includes its “highest quality in-ear headset” with the device, paired with Beats Audio, meaning that you’ll get a good music listening experience.

As far as the rest of the specs go, the HTC Desire 200 has a single-core CPU running at 1GHz, paired with 512MB of RAM memory and 4GB of internal storage, to which you can add with a micro SD card. It has a 3.5-inch HVGA screen with 480 x 320 pixels resolution, and comes with a 5-megapixel main camera, which can also record VGA video.

The battery is a 1230mAh one, with HTC promising that it will last you through up to 10.9 hours of GSM talk time and up to 7.4 hours in WCDMA. HTC says on the phone’s page that it runs Android with HTC Sense. Yesterday’s leak says that it’s Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. Hopefully, you’ll get a Jelly Bean bump someday if you buy it, but only HTC can know that precisely.

A price isn’t mentioned yet, but it shouldn’t cost too much, considering the specs.

Would you buy the HTC Desire 200?

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