At MWC, HTC just showed off its “Dragon” series smartphones, which is a trio of 4-inch 800×400 Android handsets, each sporting a 5 megapixel camera, a 1GHz single-core processor and Beats Audio, all wrapped up in an Ice Cream Sandwich slathered in Sense 4.0A. Hands-on photos and video after the break.
We have yet to know the model names for the three Dragon phones. They are said to be headed to China three biggest telecom carriers — China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.
The China Telecom and China Mobile version are designed to hold dual SIM, where the Unicom model model only holds one SIM. As you may not know, many Chinese have two SIM cards and they use them quite frequently.
According to the president of HTC said:
“The Dragon series smartphones are specially designed for the Chinese market.”
Therefore, folks in US might have to be patient, because the company is still considering expand this family for international distribution in the future. A launch date remains unclear, and pricing for the Chinese offerings is set to bundle with a contract plan of 138 – 198 yuans ($22-$32) per month, which estimated to be priced under 2,000 yuan ($322), probably in between 1,500 – 1,998 yuans ($242-$322). In this price range, we can think of the 1,999 yuan dual-core Xiaomi smartphone, but we don’t think the Dragon’s lineup would have any major impact on them.
One more thing, according to HTC’s CEO said, HTC will launch a Windows phone next month in China which features a 4.7-inch display.
Source: Sina Tech
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