HTC on Tuesday launched a new smartphone under its Desire series, the HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM, in India. The firm has not yet mentioned the price of the device, but has promised availability with major retailers in the country in the second-half of May. The smartphone was announced alongside the HTC One E9+ (also due in late-May, without pricing details) and the HTC One M9+, which was priced at Rs. 52,500 and will become available on May 3.
The Taiwanese smartphone maker says the Desire 326G Dual SIM is "built on the foundations of the popular HTC Desire 526G+ series with new vibrant colours."
The Android-based HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM with Sense UI features a 4.5-inch display with an FWVGA (480x854 pixels) resolution. It is powered by a quad-core Speadtrum SC7731G processor clocked at 1.2GHz, and coupled with 1GB of RAM.
The smartphone houses an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, both of which include a BSI sensor. The rear camera comes with features like burst mode, smile to capture, and more. Recording of full-HD (1080p) videos is also possible. Backed by a 2000mAh removable battery, which is rated to deliver up to 11 hours of talk time and 386 hours of standby time on 3G, the HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM sports 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB)
Measuring 139.7x69.6x9.7mm, the smartphone weighs 146 grams and includes regular connectivity features like Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Micro-USB 2.0. Some of the other features onboard include HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe, and an Easy Mode that simplifies the Desire 326G Dual SIM's home screen.
Available in White Birch and Black Onyx colour variants, the HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM comes bundled with a three-month offer to download unlimited music and videos from Hungama. Users will also be able to avail discounts worth Rs. 5,000 from Myntra, a shopping website.
"The Desire 326G Dual SIM is a great phone for every day, we have created a classy and stylishly design smartphone with great features," said Faisal Siddiqui, President, HTC South Asia and India during the launch. He further added, "HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM is made of strong polycarbonate material, and is designed to fit just nice in your hands. It is also comfortable to hold and featured packed at an incredible value, a phone for everyone."