Update: HTC has launched a new budget smartphone, the Desire 626, in Taiwan.
It sports a 5-inch display with an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with a 294 ppi. It is powered by 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. HTC Desire 510 is another smartphone that also runs on Snapdragon 410 SoC. Other specs include 16GB of internal storage capacity and a microSD card slot for additional memory.
On the camera front, phone comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p video recording capabilities. Connectivity options consist of Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, and A-GPS +, DLNA. A 2,000 mAh battery keeps things up and running.
The company announced the Desire 626 at a price point of roughly $190 (approximately Rs. 11,970). The smartphone is available in blue and white color variations.
Earlier:HTC Desire 626 with Octa-Core MediaTek processor leaked, probably coming at MWC
Date – Jan 22, 2015
The @upleaks has leaked information on the brand new Desire 626 (codenamed A32) handset, showing off renders and specs.
The phone will be a mid-range device with a MediaTek MT6572 Octa-Core processor, 2GB of RAM, although a variant with a Snapdragon 410 processor and 1GB RAM will also be made available for Chinese mobile carrier China Unicom.
The Desire 626 will feature a 5″ HD display; it will also come with 16GB of storage, but no mention of microSD card and there will be a 2000mAh battery on board.The phone has been shown off in Purple and White though they both have carrier branding on the rear panel, so other colours could be made available in other regions. The rear panels also confirm that the phone will come with 4G compatibility.
Software wise, the Desire 626 will come with Android 4.4 (with Sense 6.0 presumably) though an update to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) is planned for after the phone is on the market.
There is no word on when the phone will be launched, but there is a good chance we could learn more at MWC 2015.