Even though it’s not a high-end smartphone, a new device has been announced by HTC. The phone is called HTC Desire XDS and it’s meant to meet the needs of those who want a dual SIM handset, but it also sports Beat Audio. In fact this is not the first phone of this sort launched by HTC as the company has released a similar model in China, but being dubbed T329W. The HTC Desire XDS will be available in the Indian market.
HTC aims to capture 15 percent of the Indian market share, thus it needs to always come with something new. O don’t know how appealing this phone will be for the customers, but with a good marketing strategy it could do pretty well, especially because not all the people in India can afford a flagship device, so they have to opt for a cheaper one. HTC has recently announced another budget friendly smartphone called the HTC Desire U.
Now let’s talk about the specs of the HTC Desire XDS. The device is a mid-range smartphone and sports a 4-inch capacitive display and it’s powered by a dual-core CPU clocked at 1GHz. The phone will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4 UI on top. As I said, the handset will have support for two SIMs, and it will boast a 5 MP primary camera with LED flash and autofocus. When it comes to connectivity, the HTC Desire XDS features FM Radio, 3.5mm Audio Jack, Beats Audio Support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / aGPS. There is nothing much to say about the specs except for the fact that it has 768 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded via microSD card, and a 1650 mAh battery.
As for the availability details, the HTC Desire XDS will be available online as well as at retail stores at a price of Rs. 16,089.