HTC Desire 650 Heading To US, Cricket Wireless Could Offer The Smartphone

17 February 2017, 7:30 am EST By Amy Gordon Tech Times
The HTC Desire 650 was initially launched in Taiwan but the smartphone could be headed to U.S. shores. The HTC Desire 650 may be made available in the U.S. via Cricket Wireless.  ( @evleaks | Twitter )

The HTC Desire 650 - the successor of the Desire 630 - was released in December 2016, albeit in home country Taiwan. While the mid-range smartphone is available in the UK and some select markets, the HTC Desire 650 has been missing from the U.S. stores.

However, it seems things are about to change and consumers in the U.S. could see the arrival of the HTC Desire 650.

The HTC smartphone could be released in the U.S. soon and may make its way to U.S. carrier Cricket Wireless. The news of the HTC Desire 650 making its way to the U.S. network operator comes courtesy Evan Blass who goes by the Twitter handle @evleaks.

Blass shared an image of the HTC Desire 650 bearing the branding of the Cricket Wireless on the rear panel.




When Will The HTC Desire 650 Release In The U.S.?

Currently, there is no exact information on when the handset will be launched in the U.S. or at what price it shall be made available. However, it is rumored that the smartphone may be released this month itself.

With the HTC Desire 626s already available from Cricket Wireless, consumers will have another smartphone in the series to choose from with the Desire 650's arrival.

Any Other Carriers To Offer HTC Desire 650?

It is not known whether Cricket Wireless, which is a subsidiary of AT&T, will be the only network operator in the U.S. to offer the mid-range handset. Considering both Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile offered its predecessor the HTC Desire 530, it is unlikely that the smartphone's next-gen version will be exclusive to Cricket Wireless.


What Does The HTC Desire 650 Offer?

The HTC Desire 650 sports a 5-inch LCD screen wiith a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The low to mid-range handset is fueled by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, clocked at 1.4 GHz and houses a paltry 2 GB of RAM.

The smartphone has 16 GB internal storage space, which expandable via a microSD card. The smartphone is also equipped with a 13MP primary camera, as well as a 5MP front camera.

The HTC Desire 650 also has front-facing stereo speakers above and below the screen. It houses a non-removable 2200 mAh battery and the Taiwan variant am pre-loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The HTC handset retails in two hues - dark blue and white - and while the image shared by Blass points to the blue option, consumers will be hoping that both the colors are made available.

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