HTC announces ICS-based dual-SIM Desire V and Desire VC

07 June, 2012

HTC has just announced its first dual-SIM phone the Desire V alongside a dedicated dual-mode version for China called Desire VC.

The Desire V and Desire VC have identical specifications but for the network support the Desire V supports tri-band GSM on its secondary slot and quad-band GSM/EDGE + dual-band HSPA on the primary SIM-1 slot. The Desire VC on the other hand is a CDMA/EVDO phone with a SIM card slot for tri-band GSM support.

The new Desire duo packs 4-inch WVGA displays and is based on Qualcomm MSM7227A chipsets, featuring a 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor, Adreno 200 graphics and 512MB RAM. The rest of the specs sheet includes a 5 MP snapper with LED flash and VGA recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio, 4GB storage and a microSD expansion slot.

HTC Desire V/VC is running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich skinned with HTC Sense 4.0 UI. Beats Audio enhancements are also included.

HTC Desire V will launch in Asia in early July and will probably premiere worldwide soon after. We guess the Desire VC will hit China around the same time. The price should be about $345 (275) for the Desire V and $318 (253) for the Desire VC.

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