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.
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.