HTC Launches Four New Mid-Tier Desire Smartphones


HTC has come out with four new mid-tier Desire smartphones – the HTC Desire 520, Desire 526, Desire 626, and Desire 626s.

The phones will all provide an array of displays, have LTE capabilities, and use Snapdragon processors. The base model is the 520, and each model after it is a slight upgrade. The more advanced ones include features such as more storage space, better RAM, a larger display.

Specific details of the differences in the phones can be found in the table below:

Device HTC Desire 520 HTC Desire 526 HTC Desire 626 HTC Desire 626s
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 4 x Cortex A7 at 1.1GHz Adreno 304 at 400MHz
NAND / RAM 8GB / 1GB 8GB / 1.5GB 16GB / 1.5GB 8GB / 1GB
MicroSD MicroSDXC up to 2TB
Thickness 9.05mm 9.9mm 8.19mm 8.19mm
Display 4.5" 854x480 LCD 4.7" 960x540 LCD 5.0" 1280x720 LCD 5.0" 1280x720 LCD
Camera 8MP Rear 2MP Front 8MP Rear 2MP Front 8MP Rear 5MP Front 8MP Rear 2MP Front
Battery 2000 mAh (7.6Wh)
Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n + BT 4.1, GNSS, microUSB2.0
OS Android 5.1 With HTC Sense

All the phones use the same battery, have the same connectivity capabilities, and use the Android 5.1 operating system. The 500 series does not give you a choice of color, as the 520 comes in grey and the 526 comes in black. The 600 series has carrier-specific color tones. Each one is available in colors such as red, blue, black, and white with various trims.

The phone will be available across most major carrier, including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Cricket Wireless, and Tracphone. The price of each phone is not yet available, as that is up to the carriers to decide, not HTC. They are estimated to be all under $200, contract free. There is no specific release date, but they should be available in about a month.

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