HTC Desire P officially released in Taiwan

by: Ankit BanerjeeApril 1, 2013

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While the HTC One may be the only high-end offering from the company this year (although there is a possibility of a second-generation Butterfly), HTC is certainly not going to ignore the low-end to mid-range smartphone sector. We knew that the HTC Desire P and Desire Q were on their way soon. Now, the Desire P has shown up on the HTC Taiwan website, confirming everything we’d found out about the mid-range a few days ago.

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the HTC Desire P:

  • 4.3-inch Super LCD2 display
  • 1Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play processor
  • Adrene 203 GPU
  • 768MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 1,620 mAh battery
  • Beats Audio

The specifications are identical to that of the HTC Desire SV that was released last year, without Dual-SIM support. The leaked specifications suggested the possibility of a front-facing camera, but that seems to be missing. Also unavailable is a confirmation on what Android OS version the Desire P is running, but we hope that it’ll be Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with the HTC Sense 4+ UI overlay.

The HTC Desire P will be available exclusively from Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan soon, and will be priced at NT $10,900 (~$365) which does seem a little steep for a mid-range device. Earlier rumors suggested that the HTC Desire P would be released only in Taiwan, and we don’t have any information yet on whether this device will see a global release.

  • Kassim

    If there hadn’t been an article on these recent Desire budget devices a few days ago, I would’ve thought – no, prayed! – that this was some kind of April Fool’s joke.

    But, it seems nothing’s sacred at HTC’s branding meetings. Convoluting the One series brand, killing the perfectly decent Wildfire line then now, the further watering down of the once great Desire brand…I mean there’s the S, the P, the U, the C, the X, the Q and god knows what other ones I’ve attempted to suppress from memory or that are still incoming – the way they’re going, it won’t be long before we have one for every letter of the alphabet!!

  • crickcrick

    A look at this device and you have a fair idea, about what is wrong with HTC, 365$ really for this device? devices with far better specs can be had for that price and what the hell is up with writing up beats audio as a feature? like its innovation of the century that makes peoples lives so much better when its nothing more than a glorified equalizer.