HTC unveils three new Desire smartphones for China
HTC has launched not one but three new devices altogether in China, and all of them share a 5” screen, similar hardware and a mid-tier price. The three new phones are the HTC Desire 7088, HTC Desire 709d and HTC Desire 7060, and while they differ in looks, they are strikingly similar in terms of what’s under the hood.
The three new Desire smartphones all come with a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, also known as qHD. The trio runs on a Qualcomm 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 system chip, the most basic in Qualcomm’s lineup. Digging deeper, you find the Adreno 203 graphics and 1GB of RAM working alongside the processor.
Internal storage is set at 8GB, and is luckily expandable via a microSD slot accepting cards of up to 64 gigs. There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter. The three devices all run on a 2100 mAh battery.
The new HTC Desire trio runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5 on top. The skin features the HTC signature BlinkFeed news aggregator and Highlight Reel for photos and videos. Best of all, all three feature the great sound with BoomSound front stereo speakers and support dual-SIM.
The HTC Desire 7088 comes in “star rhyme white” and features a plastic shell. The HTC Desire 709d is black for contrast with red accents, but still plastic with a large camera eye (similar to the Nexus one by the way). The HTC Desire 7060 comes in both black and white and looks a bit like the Desire 601, but instead of soft touch plastic here you get a glossy finish.
The device are available only in China at the moment and there is no information on whether they’ll be available elsewhere, nor about their exact price. If we were to guess, though, we'd say they should come to India as well as HTC is trying to boost its presence in both China and India. The price should be right in the mid-range segment.