The HTC Desire smartphone family has four new members: Desire 520, Desire 526, Desire 626 and Desire 626s. The latest HTC handsets will be available via various carriers in the U.S.
The HTC Desire series of smartphones is pocket-friendly and includes a plastic body and less powerful internal components in comparison to the premium HTC One series phones that have an aluminum body and top-end specs.
"At HTC, we don't think you should have to sacrifice or settle if you are looking for an affordable smartphone. That is why we are bringing the absolute best affordable smartphones to market with the HTC Desire lineup," said Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC America. "Our Desire smartphones bring the premium experiences, performance and style of our flagship smartphone at an incredible price."
All the new HTC Desire handsets will include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor clocked at 1.1GHz and 4G LTE connectivity. The new devices will also come running on Android Android 5.1 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7 UI on top. All the new handsets will also use a 2,000mAh battery.
The HTC Desire 520, Desire 526, Desire 626 and Desire 626s are equipped with an 8MP rear-facing camera. The Desire 626 is the only handset that has a 5MP front-facing camera while others come with a 2MP selfie snapper.
The HTC Desire 520 will include a 4.5-inch display with 854 x 480 pixel resolution. The smartphone will have 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. The Desire 520 will be exclusive to Cricket in the U.S.
The Desire 526 has a 4.7-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution. The handset will include 1.5GB RAM and 8GB expandable memory. The Desire 526 will be available via Verizon pre-paid in the U.S.
Both the Desire 626 and the Desire 626s will sport a 5-inch display with 1,280 × 720 pixels resolution. The Desire 626 comes with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. The Desire 626 packs 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage.
Customers are using their smartphones to store a lot of music, movies, images and media. The memory of all the four new HTC Desire handsets can be expanded to 2TB with a microSD card.
The Desire 626 and Desire 626s will be available from a number of carriers in the U.S. including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, Tracfone, Cricket and Virgin Mobile.
Some of the new Desire handsets will be available in carrier-specific colors. The T-Mobile version of the Desire 626s will sport a purple color with orange borders, and Cricket's handset will come in navy blue with light blue trim.
Individual carriers will confirm the models and colors they will be offering.