News by Luke Jones on Wednesday July 15, 2015.
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HTC is in trouble, the company is losing money and it is evident that the One M9 flagship is not the answer to solving those woes. The Taiwanese giant will instead have to turn to lower end smartphones in its portfolio, such as a bunch of new Desire handsets launched today. HTC has revamped its affordable range and will be hoping to tap into a growing market for budget and mid-range smartphones.Desire 626/626s While the Desire 626 and 626s share much of the same traits, they are actually different handsets, but before tackling their problems, let?s see what they have in common. Both feature 5-inch screens with 720p resolution and also have the exact same design, which is quite fetching and pure modern HTC. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 purrs under the hood of both Desire 626 variants, running at 1.1GHz. Other similarities include Android 5.1 with HTC Sense 7 over the top, and the color choices of Marshmallow White, Gray Lava, Blue Lagoon, Marine White, and White Birch. So what about the differences? Well, the Desire 626 is the beefier of the pair with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage, whereas the Desire 626s carries 1GB of RAM and just 8GB of storage space. However, this problem is eased with the inclusion of a micro SD card slot on both handsets. Desire 526 The Desire 526 is the next step down in HTC's new range and features a 4.7-inch qHD display (540 x 960), the same Snapdragon 210 processor with equal clock speed, but oddly it comes with the higher 1.5GB RAM configuration. Only 8GB of storage is included, but then there is micro SD card expansion up to a massive 2TB available, not that you would find such a card of course. Desire 520 Lastly is the Desire 520, the budget baby of the line-up. This handset packs a 4.5-inch 480p screen, the same processor, 1GB of RAM, and once again 8GB of storage with expandable support.
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