HTC announces new HTC Desire 700, Desire 601 dual SIMs and HTC Desire 501 low-budget phone


HTC Desire 700

HTC has just let slip that they’re announcing three new HTC Desire smartphones suited for the low and mid range market, but don’t get too excited because, unless you live in Asia you won’t be getting your hands on them any time soon.

First up is the HTC Desire 700 smartphone, which is billed as a more affordable HTC One, it’s rocking the same front facing BoomSound speakers as its more expensive cousin, but it does sacrifice screen resolution with 5-inch qHD screen. Under the hood it’s powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor. All of that is backed up by 1GB of RAM.

Round the back of the HTC Desire 700 is an 8MP camera capable of shooting video in 1080p, it has 8GB of on board storage expandable via SD. The 700 is one of the two phones which come with dual-sim capabilities. The phone’s available for 13,000 NTD in Taiwan which equates to about $470.

HTC Desire 501

Next on the list is the HTC Desire 501, which presumably takes its design ques from the One  Mini, it comes packing a 4.3 inch WVGA (480×800) screen, a dual core 1.15GHZ processor and 1GB of RAM. The 501 comes with an 8MP back facing camera and a 2.1 MP front facing camera. Unfortunately the 501 doesn’t come with BoomSound.

Like the HTC Desire 700, the HTC Desire 501 comes with 8GB of on board storage which is expandable via SD card, it’s the only device in the new desire range which doesn’t come with a dual sim. If you’re currently living in Taiwan and have a spare NTD 9,900 ($330) get your hands on one.