HTC announced in its homeland Taiwan a new budget-friendly smartphone, the Desire U. As a new member of the Desire line, the inherits the design language featuring a plastic body with smooth, rounded metal edges, and there is a circle design decorates the back cover. The phone has a compact body measuring 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.32mm, and it will come in black and white colors.
The low-end Desire U is powered by a single-core 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. It sports a 4-inch 800×480 WVGA touchscreen and a 5 Megapixel main camera with LED flash and smile shutter, but there is no front-facing camera for video chat. Beats Audio, now a standard feature on HTC devices, is also included to enhance sound quality. Its 4GB internal storage space isnt much so users will have get microSD card for expansion. The Android handset supports Bluetooth and WiFi. It works on GSM/EDGE and 3G HSPA mobile networks, and comes with built-in network monitor to keep track of mobile data usage.
The Desire U is now available in Taiwan for 7990 New Taiwan Dollars (US$274).