Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has launched its Desire P smartphone in its home market through telecom operator telco Chunghwa Telecom.

The buzz about HTC launching mid -range smartphones like HTC Desire P and Desire Q has been doing rounds for quite sometime. HTC Desire P was finally launched, but the wait for HTC Desire Q sill continues. However, various reports cited that the company is likely to announce its next smartphone launch soon.

HTC Desire P sports a 4.3-inch WVGA display with 480x800 pixel resolution and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A5 processor with Adreno 203 graphics. The handset packs 768MB of RAM and comes with 4GB of Internal storage, which can be expanded through a microSD card slot. On the connectivity front, the mobile phone supports WIFI, GPS and Bluetooth.

There is no word about the operating system of HTC Desire P. However, earlier rumours suggest that the phone is likely to use either Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box operating system or 4.1 Jelly Bean. 

Regarding the phone's image sensor, HTC Desire P houses an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and WVGA video recording. The phone is expected to go for sale in China with an approximate price tag of $365. The launch of the phone for other markets is yet to confirmed.