It seems HTC has finally settled on some solid brands. High-end offerings are marketed under the One line and the Desire line-up hosts entry-level devices. The latest member to the Desire family is the Desire 200, a phone that’s definitively low-end. It has a mixed design that resembles some of HTC’s older models but also takes subtle cues from the One line-up. The final product isn’t too bad-looking, though, so we can overlook the blended styles.
The specs are extremely low-end; the phone has a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 display, 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor, 512MB RAM, 5-megapixel camera, 4GB storage and a microSD card slot. While it is admittedly lackluster in specs, HTC says it will come with a pair of high-quality Beats in-ear earbuds, which is a nice touch. A 1,230mAh battery keeps the device juiced up, and the phone supports 7.2Mbps HSPA. Per usual, HTC has their Sense overlay on the phone and a special feature called “Intelligent Display” that will resize text for better viewing, zoom in and dial a phone number with a single step, store articles for offline viewing and more.
There’s no doubt in our minds that the HTC Desire 200 is intended for a very entry-level market. But with a price of $165 in Taiwan, it looks like it should be well received in that market. If anybody has thoughts on the Desire 200, let us know in the comments!