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HTC Desire P and Q Budget Android Handsets Go Official in China

A week ago we found out that HTC was planning to reinforce its budget end with some new additions to the Desire range. The names Desire P and Q appeared in some official documents and now these smartphone models have gone public in China.

Appearing in some promotional materials, the HTC Desire P and Q handsets have been revealed in photo form with some of the scaled-down specs offered up. We now know the Desire P will feature a 1GHz dual-core processor with a 4.3” touchscreen WVGA display. Alternatively the Desire Q smartphone will come with a slightly smaller 4” WVGA screen. Both will also feature 8-megapixel rear-facing cameras and will bring on board HTC’s Beats Audio technology for the music lovers. The duo will be available in both red and white versions when they go on public sale.

Both handsets will of course include Google’s Android mobile operating system, however there is no reference yet as to whether this will mean last season’s version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or the current version 4.1/2 Jelly Bean. With the update now out in the wild on many HTC devices we think it’s likely to be the latter, which would offer a cheaper access point to the latest software for light-use mobile owners compared to the flagship HTC One that will be arriving soon after a slight delay.

There’s no released date for these yet, and no mention of if or when the HTC Desire P and Q might be gracing these shores, but the former has been price estimated at around £240 and the latter at £155 (from Yen conversion). The Gadget Helpline will be following this story to bring our readers the very latest on this pair of budget friendly phones.