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HTC intros the Desire 650: Interesting rear shell, low price

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HTC intros the Desire 650: Interesting rear shell, low price
HTC today announced a brand new smartphone - the Desire 650. Previously known as the Desire A17, the Desire 650 is an affordable device that kind of resembles the Desire 630 (released by HTC in the first half of the year). However, the 650 has an interesting engraved pattern on the back - for improved grip and a rather unique look.

Specs-wise, the Desire 650 is what we'd call a typical entry-level smartphone of 2016. It sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (it's not yet clear what model this is, but it's probably a 4xx series). The handset further features LTE connectivity, NFC, BoomSound (active only with headphones), 13 MP and 5 MP cameras (rear and front), 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space.

The phone weighs 140 grams, measures 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.4 mm, and includes a 2200 mAh battery. Right now, the new Desire runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense 8 UI, and we don't know if HTC plans to update it to Android Nougat.

The HTC Desire 650 will be launched in early December in Taiwan, HTC's home country, for around $170. Since some of HTC's latest Desire handsets (like the Desire 530) are officially available in the US, the Desire 650 might be released here, too. We'll let you know when/if that happens.


source: HTC Taiwan

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posted on 22 Nov 2016, 12:00 2

1. Tech-shake (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 Nov 2016)


Assuming this phone has the snapdragon 425, currently this is the latest low end quad core qualcomm has, this is not a bad phone for the price.

posted on 22 Nov 2016, 13:35

2. libra89 (Posts: 740; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)


I like the difference, it's pretty cool! I wouldn't mind any of the colors.

posted on 22 Nov 2016, 19:37

3. mobifan (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Feb 2015)


Inspired by Google Pixel's rear design

posted on 22 Nov 2016, 19:37

4. mobifan (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Feb 2015)


Inspired by Google Pixel's rear design

posted on 23 Nov 2016, 06:01

5. MingLiangChen (Posts: 325; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


Bottom half is quite nice if it is grippy texture

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