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HTC Desire 200 Confirmed with 3.5-inch Screen, Beats Audio

by Jacob Kleinman | June 18, 2013June 18, 2013 8:30 am PDT

HTC confirmed the rumored Desire 200 handset today on its official website. It’s an entry-level smartphone that will sit in the smartphone family below the Desire 600.

The Desire 200 features a similar, if stouter, design to the Taiwanese smartphone maker’s HTC One. We see the same front-facing speaker grills up top and at the bottom, and it also offers Beats Audio. However, the 3.5-inch device appears to feature a thicker bezel around the edges and a simple, curved back panel. The new smartphone also features a faux-aluminum plastic, imitating the One’s aluminum body.

Beneath its 3.5-inch HVGA display, the HTC Desire 200 sports a Snapdragon S1 single-core processor clocked at 1GHz, the minimum speed required to make use of Android’s top features. It also offers 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot to expand memory up to 32GB, and a 1,230 mAH Li-on battery. There’s no front-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel lens sits on the back. The Desire 200 will likely run older versions of Android and Sense software.

HTC has not revealed how much the Desire 200 will cost or when it will be available for purchase, though we imagine this handset is bound for emerging markets.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...