Update: The HTC Desire 626, that we expected to go official during MWC this year, made an entry into Taiwanese market already. The device is priced at TWD 5,990, and although the phone is listed in the store, it isn’t available in the market already. The specs we had mentioned earlier, are the same given in the store listing.
The only difference is with the chipset, as the Desire 626 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC, unlike the octa-core Meditek one leaked earlier.
We’ll let you know about the other details later, when it goes official in the other markets.
HTC is not just going to announce its next flagship, i.e. the One M9, but also will be coming up with some devices in the mid-range category. One of the expected devices is the HTC Desire 626, which is not yet confirmed by the company, but the listing on China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center has given out all the specs of the phone.
This is not the first time that we are learning about the specs of the device, but this time, these are more of a confirmation as TENAA is a certification center and it is only the official specs that are listed. The Desire 626 is said to have a 5-inch 720p display, and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, but it could possibly come with a different chipset in the other markets.
The Desire 626 will run Android 4.4 KitKat and there will be 1GB RAM with 8GB internal storage (along with MicroSD card slot for expansion). The camera combination includes a 13MP rear and a 5MP front-facing camera, and the phone will support 4G LTE connectivity.
With the kind of design, the Desire 626 looks like a trimmed version of Desire 826, except that the front facing camera is not in the center above the display. The battery on the 626 is supposedly having a capacity of 2000 mAh.
No details about the pricing and availability of the Desire 626 is known, and it is also unclear which markets will the device hit after its official entry into China. We’ll have our eyes on the HTC booth to check whether this device gets an official mention there, or we’re seeing at it too early.