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HTC bringing mid-range Desire 500 to the UK

HTC may be impressing customers and reviewers alike with its One series of devices, but the company is still happy to put out phones under its old Desire branding for anyone on a smaller budget. The latest handset from the Taiwanese manufacturer is the Desire 500, a mid-range device with some pretty solid specs.

The Desire 500 includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2Ghz, along with 1GB of RAM, a 4.3-inch 800×480 display, an 8-megapixel camera, and 4GB of internal storage. HTC has also included a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera for video calls, as well as a microSD card slot for expandable storage up to 64GB.

HTC’s software customisations most recently seen on the One range will be included as well. That means customers will be treated to BlinkFeed, plus Video Highlights, a 30-second demo reel that stitches your various photos together.

The company hasn’t announced exact pricing or a firm release date, but says that the phone – available in either black or blue – should be in stock at various retailers this month.

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