HTC launches Desire 501, 601 & 700 in India, starting INR 16,890


HTC India today announced the launch of new Desire series dual-SIM (dual-active) smartphones – Desire 501, 601 and Desire 700 in the country. The smartphones will be available in the coming days.

Originally introduced in Taiwan recently, the new smartphones run on the slightly outdated Android 4.1.2. Talking about the specific smartphones, HTC Desire 501 features 4.3-inch WVGA display, 1GB of RAM, 1.15GHz ST-Ericsson U8520 dual-core processor and 2100 mAh battery.HTC Desire 501

The Desire 501 has been priced at INR 16,890 and will be available in the coming days.

Coming to Desire 601, the phone is powered by quad-core Broadcom processor and comes with 4.5-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM and 2100 mAh battery. The phone has got a price-tag of INR 24,190 and will be available beginning December 13.HTC Desire 601

Lastly, Desire 700 packs 5-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz quad-core Spreadtrum Shark processor, 8MP rear camera, 2100 mAh battery and 1GB of RAM. The phone has been priced at INR 33,050 and will reach market around Christmas with 1 year of free insurance.HTC Desire 700

HTC Desire 501 key specifications

  • Dimensions: 128.5 × 66.9 × 9.8mm, weights: 130 grams
  • 4.3-inch WVGA display
  • 1.15GHz ST-Ericsson U8520 dual-core processor
  • Android 4.1 and Sense UI
  • 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g /n, DLNA, microUSB port, Built-in NFC
  • 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera
  • 2100 mAh battery

HTC Desire 601 specifications

  • Display: 4.5-inch qHD (960×540)
  • Quad-core, 1.2GHz
  • Android with HTC Sense, HTC BlinkFeed
  • 4GB storage, microSD slot, 1GB of RAM
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA
  • HTC BoomSound with Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, Sense Voice
  • Cameras: 5MP auto focus rear camera, VGA front camera
  • 2100mAh battery

HTC Desire 700 key specifications

  • Android 4.1 with Sense 5.0
  • 5-inch qHD display
  • Dual-SIM support
  • 1.2GHz Spreadtrum Shark quad-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS,
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2.1MP front camera
  • 2100 mAh battery

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  • Droid

    Even after pricing and launch of nexus 5, HTC still not learning, how to tap indian markets!!

    16k, 25k, 34 k for these phones??

    MOTO G is going to show them the door this january 2014!

  • abhi345

    Desire 700—33500 .
    Whoever buys this is an idiot. Galaxy s4 mini ( 22k) which is 4.3 inches same qhd with 1900 mah battery with 1.5 gb ram runs 97% of all games in android market. Htc is in a flop route.

  • pakumondal

    HTC priced it for alien…

  • Kanaga Deepan N

    Way too much Desire HTC, really way too much…

    • View From The Top

      Too much desire, too little sense; as you said once yourself, man LOL! 😀

  • RamitSuri

    Even if Moto G comes to India at ?15 K, I see no reason anyone should buy these phones. It is better in almost every thing.