HTC launches Desire C, to be priced at 200 euros

HTC has officially launched the recently leaked Desire C smartphone. It will go on sale starting this month in select European countries, with other regions will get it soon after.

The specifications are same as they were leaked yesterday – 3.5-inch HVGA display, 600MHz Qualcomm processor, 5MP camera and 512MB of RAM.

It will also come with Beats Audio integration, Android 4.0 and HTC Sense 4.0. There is no word on India launch right now.

Full Press Release:

New HTC Desire C – brilliant, entertaining and well connected
LONDON, UK — 15 May 2012 — Following on from the successful launch of the HTC One series, HTC, a global designer of smartphones, today unveiled its latest phone, the HTC Desire C. Featuring Beats Audio™ technology, this premium designed, yet affordable smartphone, allows you to hear your music just as the artist intended. The HTC Desire C also enables you to easily manage your professional and personal lives and share the moments that shape them.

Available in red, white and black, and coming with HTC Sense 4.0 integrated with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the HTC Desire C is great as a first smartphone or for those upgrading from an existing one. Packing a powerful battery and offering access to thousands of apps, games, music and movies – available through Google Play – you will always be connected and entertained whether at work, home or on the move.

“Listening to music is one of the most popular things people use their phones for, so it’s more important than ever that we deliver the power and emotion artists capture in the studio,” said Jason Mackenzie, President, Global Sales and Marketing for HTC Corporation. “The HTC Desire C offers customers excellent design, easy access to content and fast connectivity – making it the perfect all round device.”

Authentic sound without compromise

The HTC Desire C features a powerful, yet rich studio-quality sound experience that is enabled through the combination of optimized Beats Audio and amazing hardware. This integration enables a rich, clear audio experience to customers no matter if they’re listening to music or playing a game.

Premium design taken to a new level

Combining a durable metal frame with precision engineering, the HTC Desire C is ideal for those who want a premium-designed phone. Boasting a micro-drilled earpiece for sharp in-call sound, hyper-viewing angle display and metal camera bezel, this compact smartphone offers an unrivalled level of design and user-experience for its class.

Designed for sharing

Packing the latest mobile technology into a neat, eye-catching design, HTC Desire C’s vibrant 3.5-inch HVGA screen makes it easy to browse the Web, view photos or connect with friends and family. If you like to share personal experiences with your social network, HTC Desire C’s 5 megapixel camera and instant sharing capabilities will allow you to post any moment, seconds after it was captured.

Through HTC Desire C’s deep integration of Dropbox and 25GB of free online space[i], you also have the freedom to securely back-up, browse and share thousands of photos, videos and documents, whether stored locally or in the cloud.

Ensuring that HTC Desire C keeps pace with new mobile services as they become available there is also an NFC variant of this model, allowing users to make payments or access information and offers.

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8 thoughts on “HTC launches Desire C, to be priced at 200 euros


    (June 5, 2012 - 12:27 am)

    no flash for camera???


    (May 15, 2012 - 6:49 pm)

    200 euros means ? 13700 INR…
    And HTC Desire S now selling for INR 14.5 k in India…hehe..really funny…;P


      (May 15, 2012 - 9:34 pm)

      wow! Getting the Desire S for 14.5k would be amazing. Can you post a link or something? Flipkart and Letsbuy show 20k. Thanks


        (May 15, 2012 - 10:40 pm)

        14.5k? I need the link as well. Saholic is selling it for 15,990 which is the cheapest on any e-commerce store.

      hardik gogri

      (May 16, 2012 - 7:42 am)

      can u please post the link for HTC desire S


    (May 15, 2012 - 6:11 pm)

    Specs are not very attractive and also is quite expensive, I would prefer Samsung Galaxy Ace rather than this…!


    (May 15, 2012 - 3:39 pm)

    HVGA? 3.5 inches? 600 mhz? And for much more money than the Huawei G300 which is far superior, and launching later in the same country? HTC must think consumers are idiots.

    Genghis Khan

    (May 15, 2012 - 3:31 pm)

    Hey Panda,

    Nice to see a post from you in daytime.

    I believed you were not having privilege to write and post a blog during your day job?

    How come today are you able to do it…Are you on leave 🙂

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