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HTC Desire 200 Now Official; A true “Mini” Smartphone

June 18, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

These days, there seems to be a “Mini” version of a smartphone, the Galaxy S III had one, the Galaxy S 4 has one and now the HTC One is getting its own “Mini” variant. These devices aim to be all that their bigger brothers are but in a smaller package, the reality however is much different, with the Galaxy S 4 Mini being a mere shadow of Samsung’s flagship, the same is more than likely going to be said of the HTC One Mini as well, which is a shame.

What options are there then, for those that don’t want a large phone, but don’t want to be saddled with a dumbphone forever? Well, HTC has yet another option for those people, they’ve been delivering devices like these for some time now and the Desire 200 is no different. If you can remember the Wildfire and the Wildfire S, then you’ll find the Desire 200 familiar. Let’s take a look at the specs, shall we?

  • 3.5-inch 320 x 480
  • Snapdragon S1 1 Ghz CPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage with MicroSD support
  • 1,400 mAh
  • A mystery version of Android, which is more than likely going to be Android 4.0.3

Just as we thought when the leaks of this device were doing the rounds, it looks like HTC are continuing their trend of delivering budget-handsets with poor specs to the market. While the small display size will appear to those looking for an upgrade without breaking both their wallet and their pockets, the specs here are even worse than we first thought. If anything, it looks like HTC has gone back in time with this model and while the Desire branding is little-known in the US, in Europe it’s a big thing and this certainly doesn’t match up.

We can only hope that HTC aren’t going to be asking too much for this latest entry in the Desire line-up and we’re wondering whether or not HTC should just leave the low-end to Samsung?