HTC Desire 400 quietly surfaces in Europe with conflicting specs
Ready for yet another instantly-forgettable Desire-branded midranger from HTC? Well, here you go then. Meet the HTC Desire 400. This has quietly popped up on two of HTC’s official websites in Europe. With two different spec lists.
Yes, it looks like the Desire 400 has quite the identity issues. It can’t really decide whether its processor is dual-core or quad-core, or whether its rear camera is an 8 MP unit or a 5 MP one. It’s one of the strangest things we’ve seen lately.
Obviously, HTC hasn’t put out a press release announcing the device yet, so it can chalk all of this up to an error with one of its websites. But which one?
If you go to the company’s Russian website, the Desire 400 is said to come with a 4.3-inch 480×800 touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.6 MP front camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, dual-SIM support, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Beats Audio, and a 1,800 mAh battery. It runs an unspecified version of Android (we’re betting it’s 4.1 Jelly Bean), with HTC Sense plastered on top.
Over on HTC’s Ukrainian website, though, the same device is lower-end. There, the processor is an unnamed dual-core Qualcomm part clocked at 1 GHz, the rear camera is 5 MP, and the front camera is VGA. The rest of the specs are thankfully the same.
Don’t expect this handset to make it to more than a handful of developing markets, as that’s where you usually find Desire-branded products in this day and age. Also don’t expect it to ever receive a software update. And don’t expect it to be affordable, at least not compared to its direct competitors. All of these things are part of the reason why HTC has been doing so badly in recent months, by the way.