HTC Explorer To Contend In The Budget Android Smartphone Market
Finally HTC is taking steps to get in to the budget Android handsets that can target mass consumers all over the world. Few days ago, a rumored handset HTC Pico is having similar specification & I guess they have upgraded the name of it.
When I first bought my HTC Desire, There were no android phones below the price of 20,000 INR ($400) & I always wished that HTC can actually get in to low-budget phones. Then they introduced HTC Wildfire, Wildfire S & Now HTC Explorer is expected to be priced even lower than Wildfire S.
After reading its overall specifications & features, HTC managed to make another impressive handset that is not just pleasing aesthetically but by its features too.
Talking about ashtetics, HTC Explorer comes with the interchangeable back covers similar to one of the Micromax phones launched recently, And it’s definitely going to give you different experience with phone every day.
Let’s just dive deeper in to the hardware of HTC Explorer & Its Specifications.
TFT capacitive touchscreen.
Internal memory – 90MB, Expandable up to – 32GB
Display/screen size is around 3.2 inches with the resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.
RAM – 384 MB and ROM – 512 MB.
All new version of HTC Sense 3.5 is available on this phone.
A feature rich camera of 5MP that also have LED flash, face detection, wide-screen photo capture and geo-tagging. No secondary camera for video calling or something.
Plenty of the connectivity options including GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB 2.0.
It will run on Android v2.3(Gingerbread) which is one of the latest Android update available currently & this could be the main reason HTC Explorer will beat most of small & mid budget handsets from other vendors.
1230 mAh battery of the HTC Explorer confirms to have the capacity –
Standby time – Up to 485 h (2G) / Up to 445 h (3G)
Talktime – Up to 7 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 33 min (3G)
Another good news is that, HTC Explorer would be available in Active Black, Active Navy, Metallic Black, Metallic Navy colors.
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia are some of the countries where HTC Explorer set to hit the market initially within the fourth quarter of this year 2011. Overall, the phone is juicy enough to lure most of small to mid budget Android enthusiasts. And I am almost sure that it will give competition to many of Samsung device.