HTC has launched another smartphone in Taiwan. Jack Tong, HTC North Asia-Pacific region president, said at the phone launch that his company hopes to attract more customers in the mid-tier smartphone market.
HTC Desire L features a 4.3-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, no front camera, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage space, a microSD card slot for expansion, HSPA, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Beats Audio, and a 1,800 mAh battery. It runs a yet unknown version of Android, but it's either 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or 4.1 Jelly Bean.
HTC Desire L being sold outright for NT$10,900 (US$366). There is also the option of paying NT$2,990 plus an additional NT$897 monthly fee for a service plan.
The Galaxy Win is another one of Samsung's lesser-known smartphones to come out this year. Although the company had a sure hit with the Galaxy S 4, some of its recent launches are quite underwhelming that fall short on the basis of performance. It is likely that the company wants to address the need for smartphones by budget-conscious individuals but a smartphone's got to be smart.
An example of these mediocre smartphones is the Samsung Galaxy Win. Although only a rumor as of moment, it features a 4.7-in display with an average resolution. According to a Vietnamese retailer, it has an Adreno GPU and runs on a quad core processor. It also looks to be a close copy of the S 3, design-wise.
For many people who believe in Samsung, they think that it should concentrate on the products that it is known for and avoid introducing products that will eventually go bust to maintain the momentum that the Galaxy S 4 has brought on the company.