Aside from introducing a flagship phone that can take on Samsung’s crown jewel for a change, HTC seems to have successfully revived the Desire series, courtesy of a lower-end than low-end but also dirt-cheap Desire 200 and a 600 that sits full of pride at the top of the mid-range sector.
Hence, we can’t help but feel intrigued upon hearing there’s a Desire 500 coming. The mystery device was first spotted in a leaked O2 Germany doc a couple of weeks ago and now has been confirmed to land on July 23… in Taiwan.
Around those parts, Taiwan Mobile will be the sole carrier to sell the 500 but the smartphone is likely to see daylight in Europe soon after its Asian unveiling date. Maybe even at the same time, who knows?
Sadly, there’s absolutely no word on what kind of specs the Desire 500 will rock. Based on its name, we can make a few guesses, but be sure to not take them for granted. That said, I’m willing to bet the upcoming handheld will sport a 4 to 4.3-inch screen with either 960 x 540 pixels resolution or 800 x 480.
A brand new quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor is definitely in the cards, but an older dual-core S4 is a possibility as well. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean seems like a certainty at this point, but I’m afraid that’s all I’m ready to speculate. For now.