News by Luke Jones on Wednesday August 12, 2015.
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HTC's recently announced Desire 526 and Desire 626 are a couple of lower end devices with solid specs and the company's usual solid design. It has now been confirmed that Verizon, the largest carrier in the United States, will be selling HTC's newest smartphones, with the handsets arriving on the network for post-pay and prepay consumers in the coming week.In recent weeks HTC has been having a terrible time, with shares hitting ten year lows and the company losing all of its brand value. The One M9 flagship has more or less slumped with customers, so HTC needs its lower end device to prop up sales this year. Verizon and a US launch for the new Desire handsets will certainly help, with the Desire 526 costing $120 off contract it is certainly an interesting enough prospect. As for the higher end Desire 626, Big Red has yet to name the price although we expect it will be affordable too.
The 626 feature 5-inch screen with 720p resolution and has a nice HTC design, which is quite fetching and pure modern HTC. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 purrs under the hood of the Desire 626, running at 1.1GHz. Elsewhere there is 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. 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.
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