HTC Desire 826 is the first Desire to run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box

HTC Desire 826 is the first Desire to run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box
The entry-level Desire 320 isn’t the only new smartphone that HTC announced today. The company also unveiled the Desire 826, which has the honor of being the first in the series to run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box (obviously customized with Sense UI).

Design-wise, the Desire 826 is not too different from the HTC Desire EYE (which was introduced several months ago), though it’s a bit larger and heavier, measuring 158 x 77.5 x 7.9 mm, and weighing 183 grams.

The new Desire sports a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor. It’s got LTE connectivity, a 13 MP rear camera, and a 4 MP UltraPixel camera on the front, while benefiting from the Desire EYE suite of camera features. 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2600 mAh battery are also on the specs sheet.

We’ve yet to find out when the Desire 826 will be released. We must mention that the handset is currently featured on HTC US’ official website, though this doesn’t necessarily mean it will be available Stateside. What’s certain is that the smartphone will be launched soon in China.


sources: HTC US, HTC China (Weibo)

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23 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

another ultra pixel.

3. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

At least it's still a decent performer as a selfie camera.

8. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

So far it's zenfone 2 that's has relevance in CES.

16. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

4mp ultrapixel for the front camera is hella great, I think. It's not even half bad.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

*T&C Apply *Premium Charges Applicable!

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Well tbh it is same as its flagship phone M8. Also, it has a better camera and a better design in my view. Edit: Nvm I just saw it has Sd615. I was reading Desire eye's spec sheet.

4. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Is this a replacement for the Desire 820 or like a mid-release refresh?

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

This is a cheap & larger version of Desire EYE, or just basically a Desire 820 with FHD display.

7. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

I think i see it. It's actually identical to the Desire 820 (which is also FHD), but it uses the 4MP "ultrapixels" front camera instead of an 8MP front camer (Desire 820). Also, it's natively running Lollipop instead of KitKat. I would love to see this come to the US market

13. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Desire 820 has HD bro .. not FHD.

23. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

you are quite right!

18. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

i think it's a replacement for the Desire 816

6. ferret101

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Those bezels though, I really thought they'd slim them down in their 2015 line-up

9. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Another overpriced unit from HTC. Sell this for $200-$250 and this will be a sure hit.

11. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

$299-$349 seems perfectly reasonable. It's a FHD screen with a 13MP camera and a VERY competent SD615. I would easily pay $349 for this.

17. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I would easily pay $349 for this as well.

10. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

HTC has made a mess by selling overpriced junks in many regions except US/Taiwan. And look at their portfolio. Looks like they would sooner use all numbers from 1 to 1000 after using all the alphabets and their combinations.

12. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Imagine if it had 4ultra pixel rear camera and 13mp front camera.

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Whatever, but camera wise this should have been the One M8. Anyways price it correctly.

15. hossamaltarawneh

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

WTF! The desire 820 is not yet available here in the middle east! I was going to order it online but this happened. A better screen/camera successor got announced... please just improve the frekin availability.

19. AME85

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

HTC should rather rename this line as the HTC cyclops with this front camera position ;)

21. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And then the huge bottom bezel graces the front, what a feat HTC.

22. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Huge bezels! But, it has a great specs, this is a real midranger nowadays. 4mp ultrapixel is not bad at all for front camera.

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