HTC has announced a more powerful version of the Desire 626 with dual-SIM support and LTE. This variant of the smartphone has a MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor in place of the Snapdragon, as well as 2GB of RAM, improved camera setup, support for two SIM cards and faster connectivity.
Here are the specifications for the HTC Desire 626:
Display 5-inch HD (1280x720)
OS Android 5.1 with HTC Sense
Processor MediaTek MT6752 octa-core @ 1.7 GHz
Storage 16GB with microSD card
RAM 2GB (Desire 626s on Tracfone only has 1GB)
Size 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.19 mm
Rear camera 13MP with backside illumination, autofocus, 1080p video
Front camera 5MP with BSI, 1080p video
Battery 2,000 mAh
Location GPS/AGPS, GLONASS
Sensors Ambient light, proximity, accelerometer
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
The HTC Desire 626 dual-SIM variant will launch in Blue Lagoon and White Birch options. You'll be able to pick one up from participating Indian retailer for INR 14,990 ($220) in the coming weeks.
See our Desire 626 review
HIGH PERFORMANCE HTC DESIRE 626 DUAL SIM
With stunning features the HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM sets a powerful new standard for mid-range smartphones
New Delhi – February 5 2016 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today announced the launch of the new HTC Desire 626 dual sim, a sleek and innovative, feature packed device that raises the bar for mid-range smartphones. The HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM delivers more of what you love including the ability to enjoy an immersive 5 inch wide screen multi-media experience. This is enhanced further with 4G LTE connectivity and Dual SIM functionality enabling you to switch between two different SIM cards and multitask with ease.
"Our customers are gradually looking for stylish 4G LTE enabled smartphones with faster processors, network speeds and outstanding battery life. They are creating and consuming rich video content and want greater freedom to personalise their smartphones. We know they love the flexibility that comes with expandable memory," said Mr. Faisal Siddiqui, President, HTC South Asia. Further to which he added, "At a remarkable price, the HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM delivers the distinctive features with an outstanding user experience in a sleek, chic, slim package."
Big, bold, distinctive style with Advanced features
HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM is perfect for immersing yourself in your favourite content. Enjoy your favourite movies, music and games, in high definition 5 inch high definition display at exceptional speeds with the 1.7 GHz Octa-Core processor.
In true HTC style, quality doesn't stop at performance. Bright, bold, light and sleek, the chic designed HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM stands out from the crowd thanks to HTC's double shot colour technology. The smartphone features a two-tone colour unibody that not only looks stylish but ensures awesome device quality, strength and tolerance. The distinctive colour trims around the camera, buttons and flash merge seamlessly into one another creating a slick look and a great way to show off your personality.
All of this is delivered within an intuitive and customisable interface. Running on Android™ and HTC Sense™, it has been created to enable self-expression, letting you adapt and change your interface whenever you like – easy, quick and emotive.
Premium camera for stunning photos and selfies
The HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM offers high-performance imaging with f/2.2 aperture and a 13 megapixel BSI sensor, that help the phone's rear camera capture incredible quality images in both daylight and low light, so your photos will be bursting with detail even as the sun goes down. If photography isn't your strength, press and hold the shutter for rapid-fire and continuous shooting – ideal for capturing fast moving objects or for selecting the best shot at a later date.
To capture amazing selfies switch to the 5 megapixel front facing camera, use the Touch to Countdown feature and strike the perfect pose with your friends & family. With Full HD video, all your memories come to life in vivid detail.
Advanced technology for ultimate performance
Entertainment lovers can revel in the ability to stream music, download films and juggle multiple social feeds or apps both smoothly and effortlessly with integrated LTE support. The HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM a snappy Octa-Core processor for smooth multi-tasking that offers lightning-fast 4G connectivity at speeds of up to 150 Mbps. With 16GB internal storage, as well as a MicroSD slot which supports up to 32GB of additional storage, every single moment you capture can be saved and shared without a worry. To ensure that you get more from your phone for longer the HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM offers 2000mAH battery.
The HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM comes in Blue Lagoon and White Birch colours, and will be available with major retailers for INR 14,990/- from coming week onwards.