The phone is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcom Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor along with a 1GB RAM. It sports a 4.3 inch display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution.

Desire 500 is backed by 4 GB internal memory, with an expandable memory of 64 GB. It also features an 8 mega-pixel rear camera with LED flash and 1.6 mega-pixel front camera. It has a 1800 mAh battery life.
The phone is priced at NTD 11,900 (approx Rs 24,000). However, for now the phone is available only in Taiwanese market.