HTC Desire 500 goes official, coming to Western markets by end-August

HTC Desire 500 goes official, coming to Western markets by end-August
The HTC Desire 500 has just gone official and it’s a new 4.3” mid range Android handset that is coming to Western markets by the end of August.

The Desire 500 comes with a 4.3” 480 x 800-pixel display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera supporting highlights reels just like the ones in the HTC One. It also comes with 1GB of RAM and 4 gigs of internal storage, expandable via microSD cards.

The handset runs on Android Jelly Bean and supports HTC’s BlinkFeed.

“The Desire range has become renowned for bringing a premium mobile experience to the mass market,” HTC chief executive Peter Chou said. “This particular model, the Desire 500, is no different. It is perfect for people who are always-on-the-go, it enables powerful multitasking and live-streaming of important and interesting information, and it boasts an excellent camera and that bring your important moments to life.”

The handset comes in Lacquer Black and Glacier Blue, and features a cute rounded design, looking a bit like the Pebble-formed Galaxy S III. It’s more compact, though, and easier to use single handedly.

HTC officially unveiled the Desire 500 a few weeks ago, but it was a Taiwan-only version. Now, the international version is coming to Western markets by the end of August.

source: HTC

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Desire 500
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(12.1h 3G talk time)



1. ZettaiRyouiki

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

Damn, this thing's beautiful.

2. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

low end specs for sony standards

4. sun0066

Posts: 289; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

yes , because Sony has so may high end phones in the market . I have not seen a really famous item from Sony since the walkman

9. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

or maybe just ignoring Sony's products? :/

15. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

ps3 ??? :D

3. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

HTC makes beautiful devices. But pricing will kill it as usual. The processor is Snapdragon 200 and it would be either ICS or JB 4.1, They should price it alongside Samsung Galaxy Win or Galaxy Grand Quattro (depending on which market).

5. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

very very very beautifull design.. i like it very much and maybe my next phone. great htc for its designer.

6. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Four more megapixels than the flagship!

7. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

great specs with a quad-core processor, being a mid-range of course its clocked lower with a 1GB RAM..but hopefully we can expect excellent performance.

8. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

HTC is my favorite brand and they make the most beautiful phones in all segments of market. But their poor pricing strategy always forces me to turn towards to Xperia devices. I hope they get the pricing right this time atleast.

10. smallworld

Posts: 523; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

OMG that Snapdragon is weeeeeeeaaak!!!! Adreno 203 and cortex a5 ?? What are they thinking even Xperia L with 1ghz dual core is more powerful. This is not a great value in my opinion.

11. Androidsammy

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

This phone is crap

12. great

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

i think peter chou is suffering from memory loss ... so htc is paying tribute by manufacturing handsets with low or non expandable memory !

13. Androidsammy

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

HTCs don't have a reliable bulid

14. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

no price?

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