HTC Desire 500 to be announced July 23rd

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 17 Jul 2013

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HTC announced two “Desire” handsets this year, the Desire 200 and the Desire 600. The 200 is a 3.5 inch phone that’s so low end I don’t even want to talk about it. The 600, however, is quite a different story. It has a quad core Snapdragon 200 chip (ARM Cortex A5, not Krait), 4.5 inch 960 x 540 pixel display, BoomSound speakers, and an 8 megapixel camera. It’s on sale in some Asian markets, and while I’m not 100% sure about the price tag, I genuinely hope that it makes its way to Europe and the United States because it’s a solid midrange phone.

Today, courtesy of the Taiwanese site ePrice, there’s news that HTC will add a third member to their 2013 Desire family: the Desire 500. There’s no word on specs, all ePrice says is that they’ve been invited to an event on July 23rd that’ll be hosted by both HTC and local operator Taiwan Mobile.

Have we heard of the Desire 500 before?

Yes, it showed up on a leaked O2 roadmap in Germany, so at least we have some semi-confirmation that it’s coming to Europe. But other than that, there’s nothing else to share. Sorry.