HTC has announced its first ever dual SIM Android phone for the Asia market, called as Desire V, during the Indonesia Cellular show. The Taiwanese handset manufacturer has also announced the Chinese market version of the dual SIM smartphone which is named as HTC Desire VC.
The HTC Desire V comes in GSM+GSM version while the Desire VC is an EVDO+GSM device. The Desire V supports dual-band HSPA on the primary SIM slot, while the secondary one supports EDGE and GPRS connectivity. The Desire VC on the other hand is a CDMA/EVDO phone with a SIM card slot for GSM support.
Both the HTC Desire V and Desire VC have identical specifications like 4 inch WVGA resolution, Qualcomm MSM7227A chipsets, 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor, Adreno 200 graphics and 512 MB of RAM. The devices also feature a 5 Megapixel primary autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA front camera, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio, 4 GB storage and a micro SD expansion slot.
Both the devices feature the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich accented with HTC’s latest Sense 4.0 user interface as well. The devices also feature Beats Audio enhancements for superior music quality and sound.
HTC is expected to launch the Desire V in the Asian market, probably in India too, early next month and there after it is expected to hit other continents.
However, HTC has not revealed prices of these devices.