The HTC Desire 626, that was launched in February last year in Taiwan is now officially made available in India. Though the device comes with the same design, there are few differences in the specifications. While the Taiwanese variant of Desire 626 came with a Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, the Indian variant is powered by a MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz.
“Our customers are gradually looking for stylish 4G LTE enabled smartphones with faster processors, network speedsand 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 Faisal Siddiqui, President, HTC South Asia. He also 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.”
It has the same 5-inch IPS display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution as on the earlier launched variant. The RAM and internal storage on this device are doubled from 1GB and 8GB to 2GB and 16GB respectively. There is also a MicroSD card for storage expansion upto an additional 128GB. It comes build into a polycarbonate body with dual front-facing speakers.
According to the company, the device runs on HTC Sense 6 UI. We expect it to be based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, unlike the Android 4.4 Kitkat as seen with the last year variant. It comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and an aperture of f/2.2 and on the front is a 5MP selfie camera. Both these cameras can record the videos in Full HD resolution.
It is backed by a 2,000mAh battery which we dont assume to reach the day on asingle charge. While the last year varaiant came with just single SIM support, the Indian variants supports dual SIM. The connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/GLONASS, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. It will be available in Blue Lagoon and White Birch color options. The device is available for sale in the coming weeks across India via major retail stores.