Entry-Level HTC Desire 200 Appears On HTC Website With 5MP Camera, Beats Audio


HTC appears to be gearing up to add a new entry-level handset to its 2013 smartphone lineup. Although it hasn’t officially been announced yet, the Desire 200 has today popped up on the company’s website, confirming a number of recent leaks.

The handset, which was first spotted by Engadget, is expected to replace last year’s Desire C. It hasn’t been priced yet, but we know all about its internals. It features a 3.5-inch LCD display with a 320×480 resolution, a 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.

There’s also a microSD slot, HSDPA connectivity, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and of course, Beats Audio. The Desire 200 runs Android — likely 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich — with HTC’s older Sense 4+ user interface over the top.

The Desire 200 looks like a very nice entry-level offering, particularly with that sleek design and features like Beats Audio. While it won’t compete with the high-end HTC One or any of its competitors, it could prove to be a very good buy for those on a tight budget.