HTC has been teasing a Desire announcement for CES 2015, and it seems the Desire 320 is it. The new affordable offering is an improved successor to the Desire 310, and it’s powered by a quad-core processor accompanied by 1GB of RAM.
Recent reports have suggested HTC will unveil its flagship One M9 at CES this week, but don’t be too surprised if the Desire 320 is all you get; the Taiwanese company traditionally saves its One announcements for Mobile World Congress in February.
But for budget smartphone fans, the Desire 320 brings a 4.5-inch display with a 854×480 resolution, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a 2,100mAh battery that promises up to 12 hours of talk time. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera on its back with an LED flash, and a 0.3-megapixel camera on its front.
The Desire 320 ships with Android 4.4.4 KitKat pre-installed with HTC’s own Sense 6 user interface, and it has a built-in FM radio. You won’t find 4G connectivity here, however, or HTC’s trademark BoomSound speakers, either.
Unlike its predecessor, the Desire 320 won’t be exclusive to Eastern markets; in addition to China and other Asian countries, HTC has launch plans for the U.K. and other markets across Europe.