HTC to Announce Dual-SIM Desire V and Desire VC

A new dual-SIM smartphone has been announced by the Taiwanese company HTC. This is the HTC Desire V alongside a dedicated dual-mode version of China known as the Desire VC. Both the HTC Desire V and the HTC Desire VC comes with the same specs besides the network support.

The HTC Desire V supports tri-band GSM on its secondary slot and quad-band GSM/EDGE + dual-band HSPA on the primary SIM-1 slot. As for the HTC Desire VC is a CDMA/EVDO phone and comes with a SIM card for tri-band GSM support.

The new smartphones feature 4-inch WVGA displays and are powered with qualcomm MSM7227A chipsets. They are based on a 1GHz Cortex-A5 processors with Adreno 200 graphics and 512MB RAM. As for the other features the smartphones have 5 MP cameras with LED flash and VGA recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio. There are also 4GB storage and a microSD expansion slot.

Both the HTC Desire V and the HTC Desire VC run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 UI. Sure there are also Beats Audio enhancements. The HTC Desire V will get launched in Asia in early July. The device will most likely appear worldwide after it. Reportedly, the HTC Desire VC will hit China at the same time. The price for the HTC Desire V should be $345 (€275) while the HTC Desire VC will cost $318 (€253).