HTC are planning an assault on the budget handset market, with a new Desire-branded smartphone to be revealed in the next few weeks.
A reliable industry source has told Tech Digest that HTC have plans to launch a new Desire handset “in the next few weeks”, with all evidence pointing towards that launch being that of the HTC Desire C.
The Desire C (apparently seen leaked in the picture above, courtesy of Pocket Now) has been previously thought to be the HTC Golf, or Wildfire C, but now seems to be known as the HTC Desire C.
This is an interesting naming decision, as the Desire brand has normally represented HTC’s top-tier offerings, with previous entries having been the Desire S and Desire HD, with the Wildfire range being HTC’s budget line.
But, with the recent launch of HTC’s high-end One Series, perhaps the Desire line is now being repositioned as HTC’s budget smartphone offerings.
Having said that, the rumoured specs are not to be sniffed at, with a 3.5-inch VGA display, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, Android Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0, 5MP camera, Beats Audio and a microSD slot all tipped for inclusion. With specs like that, it’s not that far off of the HTC One V.
More news on this story as we get.