HTC is preparing to launch its new low-end Android handsets in China later this month. The HTC Kewang V (aka the Desire V) will be made available on April 23rd at Chinese operator China Unicom. Featuring a 4-inch display, 1GHz processor, and Android 4.0 — the Kewang V will be offered without an operator contract and is priced at 1999 yuan ($316). Although we've seen mentions of a trio of low-cost Chinese Android handsets with beats audio, and some with dual-SIM slots, HTC has revealed very little about its Kewang range ahead of the official launch on April 23rd.

Speaking to PCWorld, HTC says the Kewang line of smartphones will only be available in China, complimenting the company's recent release of the HTC Eternity Windows Phone in the region. HTC plans to offer its low-cost Kewang devices on China Telecom and China Mobile in future to expand on its Chinese focus, but it will also release its One X flagship phone in China soon too.