HTC has launched the Desire 326G Dual SIM in India, priced at Rs. 9,590. The budget smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer will be available to purchase from Thursday, and comes with launch offers of 3 months unlimited music and video downloads from Hungama, and discounts worth Rs. 5,000 from Myntra.
The HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM
for India alongside the HTC One E9+
and the HTC One M9+
back in April. Of the three phones, only the One M9+ was given a launch date and a price - Rs. 52,500. The pricing details of the other two were then withheld, and the smartphones were given a launch date of late-May. Both phones have now been made available slightly later than expected, in early-June.
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." It will be available in White Birch and Black Onyx colour variants in India.
The Desire 326G Dual SIM runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense UI, and 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.
Commenting on the launch, Faisal Siddiqui, President, HTC South Asia, said, "The Desire 326G Dual SIM is a great phone for everyday, we have created a classy and stylishly design smartphone with great features. 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."