HTC Desire 650 is coming to the U.S. via pre-paid carrier Cricket; check out this leaked render

Exclusively launched in Taiwan back in December, the HTC Desire 650 is reportedly ticketed for a global release this month. It appears that this global rollout will soon be starting. Tipster Evan Blass has disseminated a tweet that shows the HTC Desire 650 wearing the branding of pre-paid operator Cricket Wireless. The first thing that you'll notice in terms of design is the use of plastic and the front-facing speakers.
 
The HTC Desire 650 features a 5-inch LCD display with a 720 x 1280 resolution (HD). Powering the unit is a Snapdragon 400 SoC carrying a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU and the Adreno 305 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage (actually, 10.3GB of storage is available to the end user). The camera in back weighs in at 13MP and there is a 5MP snapper up front for selfies and video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 2200mAh battery, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed in tandem with Sense 8.

Thanks to the leak, we now know that the Desire 650 is indeed coming to the U.S. via Cricket Wireless. There is no word yet on pricing and availability of the low-to-mid-range model. We reviewed the handset earlier this month, and the device scored a six out of ten. You can check out our review by clicking on this link.

source: @evleaks

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Desire 650
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh(17.5h 3G talk time)

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4 Comments

1. raky_b

Posts: 384; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

if it's price is 50-70$ off contract, someone will buy it...but i don't think there would be anyone that would give more for device based on 3 years old technology.

2. matistight

Posts: 981; Member since: May 13, 2009

That's why you sell it to the less fortunate, people on cricket

4. jeffpom

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

Don't be so fast to knock Cricket or other similar prepaid. Cricket still sells S7, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus. Still offers the ability to bring an unlocked device to it. Owned by AT&T, $70 for unlimited LTE... Verizon - same Verizon coverage, great pricing also.... The only thing is with these - no roaming, and lower speed LTE (still LTE - 8Gbps)

3. jeffpom

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

There are lots. It is a prepaid world. They pay for less power than this! but - if I see a customer who has an S6, or S7, or HTC One... etc.... I warn them that the majority of our devices - at least by HTC, Samsung, LG - are probably not the device they are looking for.

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