Update: HTC Desire 500 and HTC One Mini headed for an Indian release in coming weeks

HTC is planning to attack the mid-range smartphone market with renewed vigor – it is finally heading up for an Indian release of the HTC Desire 500 and the HTC One Mini smartphones.


The HTC Desire 500 is now up for pre-order on Snapdeal. You can pre-order it for  an advance of Rs.999. They give the release date as ‘first week of October’. There is no detail on pricing available as yet.


On the other hand, the eagerly anticipated HTC One Mini has been posted on HTC India‘s site as ‘coming soon’. While pricing for both phones is missing, we are hoping for them to be priced between 25-35K.

Here are the specs of both phones if you are interested in what they hold.

HTC One Mini

  • 4.3 inch display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.4 GHz dual core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 4 MP UltraPixel camera
  • 1.6 MP front facing camera
  • Google Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1800 mAh battery

HTC Desire 500

  • 4.3-inch, 800 x 480p screen
  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor
  • Adreno 205 GPU
  • 8-megapixel rear cam, 1.6-megapixel front cam
  • 1800 mAh battery
  • Blinkfeed and Beats audio

Update: The pricing for HTC Desire is out. It seems that it will debut at Rs.14,999 as far as Saholic shows. This price sounds amazing and is much lower than what we expected.