HTC has had its Wildfire range in the budget segment and with the Desire C they have brought yet another compact Android device. HTC Desire C is one of the cheapest phones running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The phone packs in Beats Audio, 3.5" LCD (HVGA 480x320) and the usual Sense UI layer over Android that HTC develops.
Surprisingly the HTC Desire C runs a 600 Mhz single-core CPU and yet manages to run Android 4.0. Standard offerings like WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPS are available on the Desire C along with 4GB of internal storage and 512MB RAM. With this offering HTC would compete with a range of Samsung and Motorola devices.
Merging the Galaxy series with the Duos line Samsung, has come out with its dual SIM smart-phone called Galaxy S Duos. This phone has a 4 inches TFT capacitive display and it works on Adroid OS 4.0 (Ice-cream Sandwich). It has been enabled with connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and 3G and also provides a TouchWiz User Interface by Samsung. Internals on the Galaxy S Duos includes Qualcomm chipset (1 GHz Cortex A5 processor), Stereo FM Radio with RDS along with an accelerometer, proximity sensor and compass. It has a 4 GB internal memory storage and 768 MB RAM which can be expandable to 32 GB using Micro SD Cards.
This phone’s standard Li-Ion battery has a capacity of 1500 mAh which supports a talk time of 7 hours 25 min and works in stand-by mode upto 330 hours. Galaxy S Duos has a 5 MP camera which sports VGA at 30 fps. The camera is enhanced with attributes like LED Flash, Auto-focus and Geo-tagging. Given the success of the Galaxy S series, Samsung is capitalizing on the demand for Dual-SIM Android handsets in India. The South-Korean company has launched this model in white and black colours.