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HTC announces new affordable, premium HTC Desire line up

HTC Desire 626

HTC has just announced four new HTC Desire LTE smartphones, which the Taiwanese manufacturer is positioning as “premium” and “affordable” smartphones. The devices are the HTC Desire 626, the HTC Desire 626s, the HTC Desire 526, and the HTC Desire 520.

HTC says that many of the same features found in the HTC One M9 are also available in this line up, and that the new HTC Desire design will “withstand the test of time.”

Here are the specs for two of these devices:

Desire 526

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 8GB of storage, microSD
  • 2000mAh battery
  • 4.7-inch qHD screen
  • Android 5.1 with Sense 7
  • 8MP/2MP cameras
  • Wireless—2G: 850/1900 MHz; 3G: 850/1900 MHz; 3G UMTS: 850/1900MHz; 3G CDMA: 800/1900 MHz;4G LTE: 2, 4, 13

Desire 626

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage, microSD
  • 2000mAh battery
  • 5-inch 720p screen
  • Android 5.1 with Sense 7
  • 8MP/5MP cameras
  • Wireless—3G CDMA: 800/1900 MHz;4G LTE: 4, 13 (626s not listed)

Pricing and availability isn’t available quite yet, but HTC promises that the following carriers will carry these and announce these details soon on their own: AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint Prepaid, T-Mobile, Tracfone, Verizon Wireless, and Virgin Mobile USA.

[HTC: 1, 2, 3]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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