HTC announces budget Android phone ‘Explorer’, coming next month (Update)

HTC has just announced Explorer – An Android phone for first time smartphone users. Taiwanese company had only two smartphones till now in the entry-level segment, but none as cheap, which could be purchased by first time users.

But with the launch of Explorer HTC is trying to change that. As we are writing this, the press conference is still underway in Delhi, but according to a press release received by Slashgear, HTC Explorer features a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, 600MHz processor and 3-megapixel camera.

Other features include 3G, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, microSD card slot, 483MB ROM, 512MB of RAM, 1230 mAh battery and Android 2.3.5 with HTC Sense 3.5.

HTC Explorer will be available starting October in Europe and Asia including India. Pricing has not been disclosed till now (check updates); we will update the post as soon as we hear something.

Updates:

HTC Explorer supports several Indian languages; we are trying to get the list of all the supported languages and update the post.

Data Plans for India:  Vodafone users will get double data on some 3G plans, which include 200MB for Rs 100, 1GB for Rs 375 and 2GB for Rs 650 plans. You can activate these plans by sending EXPLORER to 111. However it is only valid till December 31.

Pricing: HTC Explorer has been priced it INR 11,650 (Updated) in India, which is a little disappointing considering the specifications.


Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

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4 thoughts on “HTC announces budget Android phone ‘Explorer’, coming next month (Update)

    kaoruamane

    (October 1, 2011 - 5:53 am)

    yeah i doubt he price is too much expensive , eventhough is an entry lvl phone..
    w/ 1st gen smartphone specs, if they want it to be . click on market. they should make this. a 200$ phone below.

    there was more cheaper. same / or higher than this… that already release on market? why would they buy expensive HTC explorer. with high price. when there is

    LG OPTIMUS ONE
    LG OPTIMUS ME
    GALAXY MINI
    IDEOS
    ZTE BLADE
    GALAXY FIT

    and more others. price below 200$ NO CONTRACT.

    prakash

    (September 30, 2011 - 3:32 pm)

    I agree. absolutely ridiculous pricing. HTC should rethink before launching this phone.

    ApexBlogger

    (September 30, 2011 - 12:10 am)

    Pricing has been very unrealistic as apart from Android 2.3.5 it has the same config of Samsung Galaxy Pop, pricing around 8K. Only after few months when the price will drop, people could consider of buying one, else its a loss.

    Satish

    (September 29, 2011 - 5:02 pm)

    Im sure HTC wildfire S and Wildfire comes in 12,650. Why should i get this clunky model in same price?

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