The HTC Desire C has been licensed for sale in China by the relevant authorities. This means that it’s going to arrive on the market over there pretty soon. Furthermore, if rumored pricing turns out to be real, this may just become HTC’s cheapest smartphone to ever be officially sold in China.
The HTC Desire C was announced a couple of weeks ago as the successor to the Wildfire line of entry-level Android smartphones. And while it’s not at all advanced in terms of pure specs, it has a cute design and still manages to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as well as Sense 4, HTC’s new slimmed-down UI overlay.
The HTC Desire C is due to be released in the UK in a couple of days, where it’s priced at £189.99. That’s not expensive at all, but it looks like HTC will make this phone a lot cheaper in China.
According to rumors picked up by IT168, the HTC Desire C could end up being sold in China for just 998 yuan. That amounts to $158 or €126, and at such a price HTC’s tiniest new smartphone will surely sell very well.
The HTC Desire C will become available in China in June in red, black, and white. Other color variants may get released in the future.
The Desire C that was licensed to be sold in China basically has specs that are identical to its internationally-announced sibling. The only thing that isn’t clear is if it will have NFC support.