HTC Desire 500 heads to UK

HTC probably has bigger launches to come. Quite literally with the HTC One Max. But right now, we'll have to make do with the HTC Desire 500 heading our way.

The Desire name probably still has a 'pull' after all these years, but currently, the brand name looks to have been relegated to a level below the One. Yes, this is very much a mid-range handset.

A decent one though and a handset with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a 4.3-inch screen, an 8-megapixel camera that uses HTC's ImageChip processor, a 1.6-megapixel camera for video calls, support for microSD cards, video recording at 720p and a 1,800mAh battery, said to offer up to 17.8 hours of talktime on 3G or 401 hours of standby.

The Android version is 4.2 and there are the usual HTC add-ons, including HTC BlinkFeed, for better or worse. There's a choice of Lacquer Black or Glacier Blue for the colours, with the possible addition of NFC and dual-SIM in some countries (no idea if that includes the UK as yet).

Talking of missing details, no mention of any pricing with UK confirmation either. That will be down to the networks, so expect that soon. At the right price, this might do ok. Too high and you might as well look further up HTC's range.

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