Even though their shareholders think that the company is worth just about nothing, HTC is still churning out new devices. This time, we find ourselves looking at two new mid-range devices that are making their way to Verizon.
The HTC Desire 526 features a 4.7-inch QHD display, a quad-core Qualcomm MSM8909 clocked at 1.1 GHz, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. As with most devices nowadays, 8GB of storage is hardly anything, even with the cloud. HTC kept that in mind and included support for a microSD card up to 200GB.
As for the camera, you won’t find any UltraPixels, as the Desire 526 is sporting an 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP “selfie” camera. Finally, the Desire 526 is running all of this with Android 5.1 Lollipop with HTC’s Sense overlay.
The Desire 526 will be available tomorrow, August 13th, through Verizon. You will either be able to purchase this device for $120 for prepaid usage, or on contract for $5 a month for 24 months.
The second device that HTC is bringing to Verizon, will be the HTC Desire 626. This device is the more “fun” one, as there are multiple color options, to try and stay hip. Under the hood, the specs are a bit more impressive compared to the little brother of the Desire 526.
If you pick up the Desire 626, you’ll be getting a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdrafon 210 clocked at 1.1GHz with 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, and microSD card support for up to 200GB. Also running under the hood is a 2000mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, and a 5MP front facing camera. Both of which record HD video in 720p. The display is a 5″ 720p Super LCD with 293ppi.
There isn’t a specific date for when the HTC Desire 626 is to be released, other than “in the coming weeks.” Neither Verizon nor HTC make mention of how much the Desire 626 will cost, but we’d put a guess of around $200 or $250 due to the fact that this will also be available via both contract and Verizon prepaid.
What do you think about these new devices coming out HTC? Are you interested in throwing these names in the hat to compete for best low to mid-range smart phones?