The HTC Desire 500 will launch across Europe this month with NFC and dual SIM versions available in some markets.
The mid-range Desire 500 is an Android smartphone that features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, HTC's BlinkFeed home screen, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.6 megapixel front camera, as well as a 4.3-inch display. The device will be available in black or blue.
"The Desire range has become renowned for bringing a premium mobile experience to the mass market," says HTC chief executive Peter Chou.
"This particular model, the Desire 500, is no different. It is perfect for people who are always-on-the-go, it enables powerful multitasking and live-streaming of important and interesting information, and it boasts an excellent camera and that bring your important moments to life."
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