HTC unveils Desire 210, a budget Android for INR 8,700

HTC Desire 210HTC today unveiled its latest budget Android smartphone at a press event in New Delhi. Part of the company’s Desire-series, the smartphone is dubbed as HTC Desire 210.

Featuring dual-SIM support, the phone packs 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572M processor, 4-inch WVGA display, 5MP rear camera, and 0.3MP front camera. It also comes with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot and 1300 mAh battery. On the software front, Desire 210 runs on Android 4.2.2, which is disappointing but on the positive side, HTC has included a stripped down version of Sense UI.

“It is a phone that everyone will want, with amazing technology at the entry-level market space. This latest HTC Desire range phone combines, fast dual-core speeds, premium features, at an affordable price offering for users with the best experience in this category,” said Jack Yang, President of HTC South Asia.

HTC Desire 210 has been priced at INR 8,700 and will go on sale first in the Indian market beginning April-end. The company has not shared release plans for other countries right now.

HTC Desire 210 key specifications

  • Display: 4-inch WVGA, 800x480p
  • Processor: 1GHz dual-core, MediaTek MT6572M
  • Memory: 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • OS: Android 4.2.2, stripped down-Sense UI
  • SIM support: Dual (GSM+3G)
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Cameras: 5MP rear, 0.3MP front
  • Battery: 1300 mAh
  • Size: 125.7×65.10.5mm, 130 grams


  1. A Mediatek dual core phone with 4″ WVGA TN panel (presumably) and 512 MB RAM at $150? And yet they wonder why they’re making losses? Even that notorious cheapshot Samsung gives you better specs than that for the price – namely, the Galaxy S Duos II! Oh well! HTC needs to get their head out of their backside and smell the coffee for a change. Seriously.

    Over the next few months, Google, Motorola and Asus are going to come out with much better phones in that price range. So probably holding out a bit longer will be the way to go IMO, in case anybody’s looking at this segment.


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