HTC Desire C is now official

HTC Desire C is now official
The HTC Desire C is now finally official - HTC itself has posted the first promo video of the handset, showing off its Sense flavor on top of Android. The Desire C is an Android handset that comes with an affordable price and a 3.5-inch display. 

The phone is one of the few attempts of HTC to go at the low-end, and this time the company has chosen to count on its traditional industrial design and colors like red, white and black for the HTC Desire C.

So far, HTC is only announcing this for the UK market, but we’re sure it will make its way to other European and global markets later on as well. Question remains, though, whether it’d hit US shores, and looking back at earlier lower-end HTC models the answer may be no, but let’s hang on and see.

Here are the spec highlights:

- Android 4.0 ICS with HTC Sense 4.0
- 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM
- 3.5-inch HVGA screen
- 5-megapixel camera
- 4GB internal storage, 25GB of free Dropbox cloud storage
- Beats Audio

The HTC Desire C price is around $275 (£169.99) off contract and the phone will be also available on Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Media, Three, O2, Phones4U, The Carphone Warehouse and Tesco Mobile in the UK. The release date is set for June this year for some markets.

source: HTC


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Desire C
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh

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22 Comments

1. onggeo

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Not bad for a low-end phone. Hopefully it releases here in the Philippines with a price tag same if not lower than the Wildfire S.

2. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Pretty good for a budget smartphone, if HTC prices it on line with the Samsung Galaxy Y than they've got themselves a winner especially with that good looking design they got there.

3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Could be better if it had an 800 Mhz Processor, much more if dual core. But other than that, pretty awesome. Probably on par with LGs L3.

4. anshul0000 unregistered

according to this htc explorer should also get an ics update......it is having MSM7225A chipset while explorer is having MSM7227A chipset......explorer has a better chipset, though it has been clocked to 600mhz....

5. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Unimpressive. For the same price u can have Nokia 701 with nice design, much better ClearBlack IPS display (640x360, 210ppi) covered with Gorilla glass, 1.3 GHz CPU, powerful GPU Broadcom BCM2763, 8GB internal storage, NFC, USB on-the-go, dual-LED flash, Dolby Digital Plus support, hardware shutter key and great offline navigation for free. All this running buttery smooth on improved Symbian Belle FP1 with great battery life.

6. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

You're right but you forgot that the Desire C's biggest asset is the Play Store (Android Market) which is a huge selling point for the Desire C.

7. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Can you say "ticked"? Why is this device coming out with ICS when there are devices out there with better specs that wont be getting ICS? HTC better rethink what devices it's going to update to ICS before they loose a customer.

8. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

The goal for this phone is probably the same as the One V. To attract budget customer and introduce Android and HTC sense to them. I got a feeling that this phone isn't going to be released any place other than Asia/Pacific. But 600mhz... really...? Give it at least 800mhz to 1ghz, I gpt a feeling this phone won't be able to receive any further Android version updates later on due low low specs.

9. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

What's with all the thumbs down o_O

10. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

It's that crazy eaxvac aka HugeTroller aka android sucks troll who made multiple accounts and thumbed them down lol. He comes back no matter how many times he gets blocked.

11. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Whoever he is, it's severely sad. On-topic: How did they get ICS and Sense 4.0 to run on an underclocked CPU?

13. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

If ICS and sense 4.0 could run on specs like that, then there should be no excuses for manufacturers to not give old devices updates.

12. kastor

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

wtf price sam as a xperia neo v and neo v have much faster processor,it is too much for soo low preformance

18. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

yeah right and neo v will also get ics upgrade ..

14. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

HTC said once it was impossible to incorporate sense 4.0 to original desire... what excuse does koreans have now? what stupid douchebag thumbed them down???

17. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

koreans? HTC is Taiwanese (chinese) and it couldnt work on the desire because te desire only has half a GB of on board memory, this has 4GB

20. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

ICS could run on the desire, just not the sense, I believe ICS updates are supposed to come along with sense 3.6.

15. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Y so many red votes,ist three comments are not bad though:@

16. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

WTF 600mhz arm 5? I expected a cortex A15! The galaxy mini 2 is way better than this phone.

19. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

yeah galaxy mini 2 is better but its lazy ol samsung not updating phones.. like galaxy s

21. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Hey, see !!!! no front camera again, what a freak !

22. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

And this is coming to the US for at least Cricket Wireless. I know because I went with my step-dad to pay his phone bill and the lady had on in front of her. I asked her about it and all she said was that she was testing it out and wouldn't answer any of my questions about it. The one I saw looked this device, but to me it looked to have a 3.2in display.

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