Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has unveiled three new mid range smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
Whilst much of the attention at this year’s MWC has been focussed on the launch of new devices from Samsung and LG, HTC is one of a number of smartphone makers to use the event to launch more affordable devices.
Despite the HTC Desire 530, Desire 630 and Desire 820 not being flagships they have some pretty interesting features and a fairly unique striking look. Whilst the splash of colour may not be for everyone, it is sure to grab the eye of younger smartphone users.
HTC Desire 530
What is set to be the cheapest of the three new handsets, the entry level HTC Desire 530 features a 5.5 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280x720p. The phone is powered by a 1.1GHz Qualcomm 210 quad core CPU with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space, which can be expanded via MicroSD. It also has an 8MP camera on the rear with a 5MP front facing camera.
HTC Desire 630
Similar to the Desire 530, the HTC Desire 630 offers a little more power and performance, with 2GB of RAM and a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor. The rest of the specs are the same as the Desire 530, with a 5 inch display and 16GB of storage. The Desire 630 does include a slightly better 13MP camera on the rear. It also includes HTC’s Boomsound technology which offers improved audio. The HTC Desire 630 also includes a dual SIM slot.
HTC Desire 825
Available with either a single or dual SIM, the HTC Desire 825 features a 5.5 inch HD super LCD screen with 1280x720p. It has the same 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor as the Desire 630, also with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It does however include a more powerful battery at 2700mAh to power that larger display.
HTC is yet to officially confirm the price of the HTC Desire 530, Desire 630 and Desire 820, but they will be officially released by the end of March and expected to be available in stores in Thailand by April.
HTC Desire 530, Desire 630, Desire 820 specs
|HTC Desire 530||HTC Desire 625||HTC Desire 825|
|Display||5.5-inch HD screen 1280x720p||5.0-inch HD super LCD screen 1280x720p||5.5-inch HD super LCD screen with 1280x720p|
|Processor||1.1GHz Qualcomm 210 quad core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU|
|Storage||16GB, expandable||16GB, expandable||16GB, expandable|
|Camera||8MP camera with LED flash Front: 5MP camera||13MP camera with LED flash Front: 5MP camera||13MP camera with LED flash Front: 5MP camera|
|Other||Dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS||Dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Hi-Res audio headset, HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio||Single and dual SIM options, HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, Hi-Res audio headset|
|OS||Android Marshmallow||Android Marshmallow||Android v6.0 Marshmallow|