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HTC Could Be Chasing After The iPhone 5C With Their Next Phone

January 25, 2014 - Written By Patrick Northcraft

As much as we may not like them, there is no denying that iPhones sell very well.  They have a strong consumer base, and their design, both on an aesthetic and hardware level, seems to be working wonders for them.  While Android manufacturers have been coming out with ‘iPhone-killers’ for years now, it would seem that HTC is taking a different route.  Regardless of how well Apple has been doing, even their new colorful iPhone 5C hasn’t been enough to stem the tide of Android growth.  Going off the old phrase, ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’, it would seem that HTC is taking a leaf out of Apple’s book with their upcoming mid-range HTC Desire.  Originally, we thought that it would be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but now it seems like HTC is more likely to be going with an octa-core chip manufactured by MediaTek.  The phone itself has been seen in leaks to have very many color options, with a thin plastic design.  All in all, it is definitely similar to the iPhone 5C, with its many color options.

While we hope to see this phone at MWC 2014 at the end of February, for now we are operating off rumors.  As of now, we think that the phone will have the 8-core MediaTek CPU, sport a 5-inch 720p screen, have 1.5 GB of RAM, an 8MP primary shooter with LED flash, and HTC’s Sense 5.5 UI skin over Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.  MediaTek, who provides affordable chipsets to many Asian companies, could be a major benefit to HTC.  While their phones have been getting better and better, the lesser prices on the chips could, in theory, lead to cheaper handsets down the road.  This phone, for example. is expected to be sold for no more than $330 when it releases in China.  That is a pretty good price for a phone with those specifications.  I’m excited to see what HTC can do with a potential partnership with MediaTek, and I hope that they can continue to remain competitive with both other Android manufacturers and Apple.  Competition brings about innovation and, best of all, lower prices for quality goods, and that’s what we all want, isn’t it?  What do you think?  Is a phone like this likely to have a similar success as the iPhone 5C, or is HTC doing too little, too late?  Let us know in the comments!

Source:  Phone Arena