A couple of years ago, the HTC Desire family was seen as a high-end line of smartphone, but in time it has become more of a mid-range series. However, that doesn’t mean that HTC should stop releasing new devices with the Desire branding.
The latest HTC Desire models that are yet to be launched are the Desire P and Desire Q. The first reports about these two appeared a few weeks ago, but now we heave some leaked images featuring them, and also their technical specifications. Of course, there is not way to confirm that the leaked photos are the real deal, but in terms of design the HTC Desire P and Desire Q seem to have a similar appearance to their predecessors, so for now we suppose the images are accurate.
As I said, the two smartphones has a similar design to the Desire SV and Desire U, and are expected to be released at the end of next month, in Taiwan and China. According to the leaked specs, the HTC Desire P seems to be exactly the same as the SV, except for the camera located in the front of the phone.
The HTC Desire P also boats a 5.3-inch screen with a pixel resolution of 800 x 480 and it’s powered by the same dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz. The device is allegedly coming with an 8 MP rear camera, support for microSD card and Beats Audio technology. The report doesn’t mention anything about what operating system will the HTC Desire P be running, but we expect to be Android Jelly Bean, whatever the version.
We also know the price of the Desire P, as it seems that the smartphone will be sold in Asia for around $365. I don’t know if this is accurate or not, but if it is then it seems too expensive to me, considering that we are talking about a mid-ranger, which has nothing impressive to offer.
Moving on the HTC Desire Q, we don’t know so much about it as the only provided details are the fact that it will be available in black, white and red, will have a 4-inch screen and will feature Beats Audio. Considering that its very similar to the Desire U, it’s almost obvious that the Desire Q will feature the same hardware: 1 GHz single-core CPU, 5 megapixel camera, 512 MB of RAM, and probably Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but we are not so sure about the last one.
Again, the price which the Desire Q is said to be sold for is quite big for an entry-level smartphone, as the report suggests that it will be available in Taiwan and China at $235.
Even though these phones are supposed to be new additions to the Desire line, I don’t see that much improvement here. What do you guys think?