Leaked information revealed that HTC (TPE:2498) may be preparing the release of another low-end Android –powered smartphone that features the Android 4.0 OS. The information came from a catalog from Vodafone Portugal that included the HTC Desire C. According to reports, the HTC Desire C will not come with the advanced features of the One series of smartphones of the company that have caught the attention of a number of industry watchers.
The latest low-end device from HTC will feature a rather simple 600MHz processor that some industry watchers expect to be a single-core unit. The HTC Desire C will also feature a low-resolution 3.5-inch display screen.
The recent reports on the HTC Desire C come as the reports about smartphones continue to emerge even as the CTIA 2012 has ended. The HTC Desire C will also feature an internal memory of around 4GB, which is nothing compared to the 16GB internal memory of a number of smartphones in the market. Some of these modern smartphones even offer an internal memory of 32GB.
The HTC Desire C will also feature a five-megapixel camera that has failed to impress industry watchers. This camera also resulted to doubts that the device will be able to use the advanced ImageSense image-processing technology of HTC, which is currently being used on the One smartphone series of HTC.
However the HTC Desire C does have come with the latest version of the operating system of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 OS, which led to some speculations if the device will be able to fully optimize the Android 4.0 operating system.
If the latest version of the Android operating system will run on the HTC Desire C, it would simply indicate that the Android 4.0 OS is not dependent on the hardware it will be used on.