HTC Desire 500 launched globally

Days after the HTC Desire 500 was launched in Taiwan, the company has launched the mid-range smartphone internationally and said it would be available in the markets by end of August.


The HTC Desire 500 has a 4.3 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 200 processor along with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. The device also has an Adreno 205 GPU.

The HTC Desire 500 has two cameras – an 8 MP rear camera with BSI sensor and a front facing 1.6 MP camera. The device runs on the Android v4.2 with a layer of the latest HTC BlinkFeed. The device has an 1800 mAh battery. The smartphone is also said to be available with dual SIM support and NFC in select markets.

Speaking about the HTC Desire 500, Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation, said, “The Desire range has become renowned for bringing a premium mobile experience to the mass market. This particular model, the Desire 500, is no different. It is perfect for people who are always-on-the-go, it enables powerful multitasking and live-streaming of important and interesting information, and it boasts an excellent camera and that bring your important moments to life.”

Specs of the HTC Desire 500:

  • 4.3 inch display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz quad core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • 8 MP primary camera
  • 1.6 MP front facing camera
  • Google Android v4.2
  • 1800 mAh battery