HTC Desire 200 pictures leaked online

Smartphone maker HTC looks like it’ll be launching a new entry-level smartphone in the Desire range reasonably soon as online video emerges of a new phone, apparently before its launch.

According to GSMarena, the upcoming Desire 200 will feature a HVGA (320×480-pixel) screen resolution packed into a smallish 3.5-inch screen. Our take is it looks like a mix between the old Wildfire S and the HTC One, with a dash of Desire C thrown in for good measure.

It only has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of on-board storage but unlike the Wildfire/Desire C, the HTC Desire 200 will come with a 1GHz SoC CPU so for an entry-level phone, it should perform more like the original Desire smartphone.

Initial photos/videos are showing the device running Android 4.0.3 but you can all but guarantee that it’ll be running some form of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) by the time it officially lands on store shelves.

Like those earlier phones, the Desire 200 will also get a MicroSD card slot and a 1400mAh Lithium-ion battery.

The lack of screen resolution consigns the Desire 200 to entry-level status or possibly use in emerging markets but a screen with only 320×480-pixels isn’t going to win too many buyers unless it’s price is extremely low.

Check out the YouTube clip at the jump.


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