HTC Desire 210 sub-Rs 10,000 smartphone in the works

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HTC is working on another entry-level smartphone, which would be priced under Rs 10,000 in India, BGR India has learned. Last month the Taiwanese smartphone vendor had launched the Desire 310 in India, which was priced at Rs 11,700. However, the company is also preparing the Desire 210, which would enable it to have a smartphone in the sub-Rs 10,000 price point. HTC is hosting an “exclusive preview” press event in New Delhi tomorrow, where it could showcase the Desire 210. BGR India has learned that HTC Desire 210 price could be around Rs 8,990.

On the specifications front, we are looking at a 4-inch display, most likely to be of WVGA variety. It would run on one of MediaTek’s MTK 657x 1.2GHz dual-core processors. The Desire 210 would feature a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. The Desire 210 will replace the Desire U, which was launched last year. The Desire 210 will compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2, which has the same specifications and is also priced around Rs 9,000.

Earlier this year HTC’s Chairwoman Cher Wang had said the company would also focus on cheaper smartphones priced between $150-$300, apart from focussing on its flagship smartphones. “The problem with us last year was we only concentrated on our flagship. We missed a huge chunk of the mid-tier market. The two cylinders are going to be fired together,” Wang had then said.