HTC announces Desire U mid-range smartphone in Taiwan, featuring 4-inch display

HTC has announced Desire U in Taiwan, a new smartphone in the mid-range segment with 4-inch display. The Desire U will be available on Chunghwa Telecom for 7,990 New Taiwanese Dollars (Rs.14.7K approx.) in the Taiwanese market, some contract options will also be introduced. As the smartphone will hit HTC’s hometown market initially, there is a strong hope to see the same in other regions including India and other Asian regions in the near future.

HTC Desire U

HTC Desire U

The all new HTC Desire U has a 4-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels (WVGA) resolution. The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot for expansion. The Desire C comes with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system out of the box and there is HTC Sense UI on the top of it. In terms of connectivity, the Desire U has Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi with 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and a microUSB port. For protocol, the Desire U supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz and HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz.

HTC Desire U

HTC Desire U color options

HTC Desire U packs with a removable 1650 mAh battery and there is a 5MP camera along with an LED flash also present on the rear. HTC also uses Beats Audio integration in the Desire U for enhanced sound experience.

Key Specifications of HTC Desire U:

  • 4-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels (WVGA) resolution
  • 5MP rear camera with LED flash
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz, HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz
  • Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi with 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, microUSB port
  • 1GHz single-core processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • Android 4.0 (ICS) OS
  • 1650 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.32 mm
  • Weight: 119g

According to the specifications, the Desire U is going to be an upgraded version of the Desire C. There is no information on the availability and the pricing of the Desire U in several other regions.

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