HTC has introduced a new smartphone for the European market that’s headlined by dual SIM slots. Called the Desire V, the new phone is set up like the entry-level Desire C, but with a larger 4-inch screen with a better 480 x 800 resolution, and of course, the aforementioned dual-SIM slots.
Unveiled in Ukraine, the Desire V will arrive running on Android 4.0 out of the box, layered with HTC’s Sense 4 user interface. The phone will feature a five-megapixel camera with LED flash, and will come powered by a 1GHz single-core Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM. Like the Desire C, this phone will also come with a limited amount of built-in storage – only 4GB of flash memory – but a microSD card slot allows for quick expansion. The phone also comes with 25GB of free cloud storage from Dropbox.
Like most of HTC’s current crop of smartphones, the Desire V will also feature Beats Audio for improved sound quality. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-fi, plus HSDPA for one of the SIM card slots.
The HTC Desire V is expected out in Ukraine in July, costing the equivalent of around $470 for an unlocked phone. There’s currently no word on availability in other markets.