HTC Desire 826 Dual SIM with UltraPixel Front Camera Launched in India for Rs. 26,900

by Shimon Das 7

HTC Desire 826 Press Shot

Update: The Desire 826 (Dual SIM variant) comes to the Indian market, and it is launched for the price of Rs. 26900. The phone will be available by the end of the month.

Following multiple subtle leaks and teasers, finally we have a first look at the latest desirable phone HTC.

HTC Desire 826, which just popped up on HTC’s website, brings a serious upgrade over it’s predecessor, the HTC Desire 820. It resembles the HTC Desire EYE but mind you, this is a mid range phone. The eye-catching change in the spec-sheet is the front facing camera, with HTC deciding to use the UltraPixel camera (famous in the HTC One M8) on the front for selfies.

Reimagine the Possibilities

Massive display, speed and camera.

HTC Desire 826 Smartphone

A quick rundown of specs based on the listing:

  • 5.5 inch display (1080p)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 (64 bit), 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 13MP Rear Camera
  • Ultrapixel Front Facing camera
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • 16GB internal storage, 128GB MicroSD option

The CPU clocks at 1.7 GHz, and there is 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, while the device has a MicroSD card slot for expansion of storage by 128GB at max. Interestingly, the Dual SIM smartphone will have both the SIM card slots supporting LTE connectivity.

HTC Desire 826 features an all-new Qualcomm® Snapdragon 64-bit processor that enables instant, seamless multitasking, gaming, and 4G LTE streaming to get the most out of the latest Android Lollipop software with HTC Sense.

Keeping all polycarbonate unibody and similarities with Desire EYE aside, the slim BoomSound speakers make a return but this time with Dolby Audio. It also remains to be seen how HTC Sense UI works with Android Lollipop. The “Eye” experience, recently announced by HTC, will be there as well. It’ll be able to take Auto selfies, add make up and even do split captures.

The details are scarce for now but stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated. May be, this could be a part of the CES announcement, or not. But we’ll just have to wait and watch. We’re getting to know that the device will be limited to Asia Pacific region, and the announcement was already done ahead of the CES event, to a few media outlets in Asia. We’ll be hitting the HTC booth tomorrow to check out whether HTC is showcasing the Desire 826, and was this the only Desire successor the company was prepping to launch.

The Desire 826 is coming with the dual-tone color, just like the Desire 820, and the options are White Birch, Blue Lagoon, Purple Fire and more.

Shimon Das

Shimon is a jovial tech enthusiast with a knack of music and love for food! His love for Android started when he got his first Android device, HTC Wildfire S.

An avid photographer, he likes taking pictures and record videos with any device available. Just entered college, he’s a computer science student whose ambition is to be a software engineer.

Having 3 years of web-designing and a bit of app development experience in hand, he loves to play with tech stuff 24×7. When not on ultrabook, he can be seen glued to his smartphone.

  • The desire still retains beautiful form factor and nice attractive colors at a midrange level. Ive admired HTC ability to make smartphones so much over the years ever since I got to try one with a stylus several years back. The Desire has been an adequate series best launches were the Eye but as a mid level device I have to say the specs list on this one is impressive. The Ultra Pixel amounting to just 4 Mp wasn’t impressive on the M8 But striving for great low light quality. Hopeful for this quality. In terms of design in the midrange aspect I think this is the way to go-especially with quality boom speakers place on the front! Great Article! Phoneradar is really staying on top of their game right now with all these articles!

  • vivek ganeriwal

    Htc is launching phones in every price segment with great specs suddenly htc become more popular then before beacuse of new design and software

    • Agreed they have excellent design one of my favorite designs actually. They have great speaker placement and high quality boom audio. They are fast speedy light and have a sleek UI. HTC really knows how to make a smartphone and I commend them for that. It’s been great to watch their growth!

  • Shanky Yadav

    Well I would say if the pricing is good then this beauty can survive as its a budget mid range smartphone from HTC, I don’t know why HTC applies higher price to their devices than others well I have only one reason that it’s built quality which feels premium even under a smartphone lower than midrange.

  • Karthik Gopinath G

    Cooool! The color options too look funky. Great looking phone for the selfie addicts

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  • Kaushik Medhi

    This is a mid range smartphone with few poor specs !