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Entry level HTC Desire 200 launched with Beats Audio

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HTC’s portfolio of Android smartphones is still expanding, with a brand new model added today. The new HTC Desire 200 is a dinky little phone which looks to be an update to the Desire C and the HTC Explorer before it.

The diminutive and palm-friendly phone features a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 LCD screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor running at 1GHz. There’s 512MB of RAM couple with that processor and 4GB of internal memory, which thankfully can be expanded upon by popping in a micro SD card.

On the back of the phone is a 5 megapixel camera without an LED flash and no front facing camera, so if you’re after a phone with picture taking capabilities in mind this likely isn’t it.

The phone features 3G, albeit not the fastest at 7.2Mbps, along with Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth to round up the connectivity options. There’s also Beats Audio as a boost to audio quality, and to compliment that you actually get a set of in-ear Beats headphones in the box – though the HTC website indicates you get a pair of pricier on-ear Solo headphones.

The Desire 200 is the fifth model to launch in the Desire range this year so far, joining the slightly better specced HTC Desire 600 and the Desire L, P and Q models. Most of these phones are destined for Asia and not for Europe, so we’re hoping it’s not the same case for the 200.

HTC added the phone to its website earlier today but has left out the vital information – where and when we can buy the phone and for how much. We’ll hopefully dig up pricing and availability information shortly, so stay tuned.