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HTC unveils the low-cost Desire 320 handset for the UK and Germany
Almost a year ago, HTCannounced the lower-end Desire 310 for select markets. It offered decent specifications with a low price point, and that really hit home with a lot of users. Now the company is back at CES 2015 with a newer version of the handset, the Desire 320. The device is pretty average in terms of entry-level smartphones, though it does offer a few bonus software features like Blinkfeed and HTC’s Video Highlights functionality.
The Desire 320 totes a 4.5-inch display with 480 x 854 resolution. It comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, either 512MB or 1GB of RAM (depending on region), 4 or 8GB of on-board storage, microSD card expansion up to 32GB, and is running Android 4.4 KitKat. It also features a 5MP rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing camera, a 21oomAh Li-Po battery and will come in Vanilla White or Dark Gray. Unfortunately, the Desire 320 isn’t 4G LTE compatible.
Specific pricing and availability hasn’t entirely been announced, but we do know it’s coming to the UK sometime soon. The device is also already on sale through Telus and Koodo in Canada, and will come to O2 Germany towards the end of this month for €149.
[press]HTC COMBINES AMAZING VALUE AND ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE WITH THE HTCDESIRE 320
HTC packs all the smartphone essentials into one entry-level phone, with super-fast processing power, HTCBlinkFeed and Video Highlights
LONDON, 5th JANUARY – HTCCorporation (“HTC”), a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today announced the HTCDesire 320. As the successor to the HTCDesire 310, it is packed with all your everyday essentials and delivers a smooth browsing experience, seamless multi-tasking and the ability to create quick, personalised videos. The latest addition to the HTCDesire family has been designed for the entry-level market and delivers a quality user experience in an affordable handset, offering real value for money.
“Marrying super-fast processing with premium HTCfeatures in a compact form, the HTCDesire 320 delivers a quality experience for the budget conscious well beyond its entry-level model status” said Peter Frølund, UK and Nordics General Manager, HTC. “Following on from the success of the HTCDesire 310, it boasts enhanced power and memory to enable more people to benefit from a quality smartphone experience that delivers the perfect balance between smart essentials and value.”
Behind the slick operation of the HTCDesire 320, which runs on Android™ 4.4, is a fast Quad-core 1.3 GHz quad-core processor capable of handling an array of tasks, from watching videos, playing the latest games to juggling your favourite apps, delivering a smooth experience every time.
Packed with features
For an entry-level handset, the HTCDesire 320 is packed with features. Whatever your pace of life, the 5MP camera ensures you’re able to capture every key moment as it happens, in still or video format, brought to life on its stunning 4.5″ screen. Furthermore, the HTCDesire 320 allows you to get creative with mini movies using HTC’s Video Highlights functionality. Simply take your favourite photos and videos, select a sequence and a favourite track, to create an impressive show reel in seconds, ready to share with friends and family.
The HTCDesire 320 also brings you the renowned HTCBlinkFeed for up to the minute news, perfect for those who like to stay connected and keep up with the latest action as it happens. Combining content from your favourite news and social media sites into an easily digestible feed on your home screen, personalised updates are brought straight to you at a glance. Wherever you are, you can catch-up on the latest articles with Offline Reading mode. Simply download and add articles to your reading list when connected to Wi-Fi to access and enjoy at a later date, perfect for those who enjoy reading on the move.
The HTCDesire 320 comes in Vanilla White and Dark Gray. UK availability will be announced in the near future.[/press]