HTC Desire 500 with a quad core processor running Android 4.1 over 4.3 inch screen now shows up for pre-order on the Snapdeal website. The initial pre-booking price is Rs. 999 however the final price is not yet disclosed. Looking at the specs it should be well under Rs. 15,000.

The HTC Desire 500 dual SIM handset will be officially made available by 1st week of October. As for the specifications the Desire 500 houses a 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor (MSM8225Q) with Adreno 203 GPU.

The 4.3 inch screen is TFT with capacitive touch playing on a resolution of 800×480 pixels with 16M colors. Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean runs the show with HTC Sense 5.0 UI over 1GB RAM and 4GB storage. There is micro SD card slot that supports 64GB external card.

Rear camera is of a good 8 megapixel resolution with LED flash and can record videos in 720p resolution at 30fps. The front camera is 1.6MP resolution. There is accelerometer, proximity and magnetic sensors, probably light sensors too.

HTC Desire 500

Other features are 3G ((7.2Mbps), 2G, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS with A-GPS and micro USB port. Users also get access to 25GB DropBox cloud storage. The battery is 1800 mAh giving a good talktime of up to 12 hours.

Pre-book the HTC Desire 500 for Rs. 999 from Snapdeal.

By Rajeev Rana

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