Finally. We’ve been banging on about the lack of truly cheap Android 4.0 handsets for a while now, but it looks like HTC is set to do something about it with this: the HTC Desire C. What’s under the bonnet, and has HTC struck the right blend of hardware for price? Read on for the details.
The HTC Desire C has leaked in Vodafone Portugal’s May catalogue, with the above press shot and – handily – a slide detailing all its key specs. We’re looking at a phone with a small 3.5-inch display at a pretty poor-sounding 320×480 pixel resolution. Look familiar? It seems to borrow a lot from the design of the old HTC Wildfire range.
The Desire C, to its credit, does have a 5-megapixel camera, but the whole show’s powered by a lowly 600MHz processor. Still, you have to expect something in the way of bottom-end specs for the price: it’s advertised as being €200, which translates to around £160.
And the real boon here is that that money will buy you a handset with Ice Cream Sandwich, which isn’t something that can be said of any other phone currently for sale in the UK. We’ve asked Vodafone to confirm whether the HTC Desire C will be landing on these shores, and have had the following back:
“We don’t comment on speculation about our smartphone range, especially when it relates to devices which haven’t been confirmed by manufacturers themselves. As soon as we can say anything about any new devices, we’ll let you know.”