Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC on Thursday released the dual-SIM Desire XDS, almost seven months after its single-SIM sibling, Desire X, made its India debut in October 2012.

HTC Desire XDS sports a 4.0-inch Super LCD screen with 800x480 pixel resolution and packs a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor with 768MB RAM and 4GB inbuilt memory which can be expanded upto 32GB via microSD card.

Considering the other smartphones in the price range of ₹16,000, HTC Desire XDS fares poorly as it comes with an older mobile OS Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and lacks a secondary camera.

HTC Desire XDS is currently available at online shopping mart Saholic.com for ₹16,089.

In related news, HTC, just a couple of days ago, had launched the dual-SIM Desire U for ₹13,499 which too features internal hardware and software specifications similar to that of Desire XDS.

Key specifications of HTC Desire XDS:

Model HTC Desire XDS
Display 4.0-inch Super LCD screen with 800x480 pixel resolution
OS Android v4.0-inch Ice Cream Sandwich OS
Processor Qualcomm snapdragon dual-core processor with 1GHz clock speed
Storage capacity 4GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera Main:5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash support, auto focusNo Front camera
Battery Li-Ion battery, 1650 mAh
Network 2G and 3G
Add-ons Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), GPRS, microSD card slot, USB
Price ₹16,089/-