HTC intros the Desire 626, a Snapdragon 410-powered Moto G competitor

HTC intros the Desire 626, a Snapdragon 410-powered Moto G competitor
HTC today announced the Desire 626, a new mid-range smartphone that was first spotted last month. The handset was officially unveiled in Taiwan, HTC's home country, where it's going to be sold for the equivalent of around $189.

Its price and features put the HTC Desire 626 in the same category as Motorola's Moto G - one of the most popular mid-range smartphones as of late. HTC's handset sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. At the front, the 626 has a 5 MP camera and dual speakers, while a 13 MP camera can be found at the back. Other features include LTE connectivity, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2000 mAh battery. Like most high-end and mid-range smartphones introduced by HTC lately, the new Desire is compatible with DotView cases.

The Desire 626 also has a version that's powered by an octa-core MediaTek processor and should be released soon in China. We don't know if HTC intends to launch the new Desire in North America or Europe, but we'll let you know when we find out.


source: HTC Taiwan (1, 2)

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Desire 626 (International)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(30h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Good job HTC, you finally made a reasonably priced midrange handset. Now only to release it in the US.

2. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

nice now just keep steady updates on the software

3. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Nice Price

4. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

A real competitor of Moto G.

5. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

ram is to small. Needs atleast 1,5GB of ram.

6. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

This is more low end than mid range in 2015 terms and pricing is still almost 2x the cheapest in China with similar specs.

15. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Then go and play with your china toys. It is a reasonable price compared to Samsung or other rivals. Don't compare with Chinese phones.

7. wildhammer

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

Isnt the desire 620 similarly priced????

8. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Look at those bezels - this thing is huge! And still they managed to fit only 2000mAh battery.

10. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Bezels aren't a huge deal for a mid range phone. I still have the original Droid Razr with hella bezel, and its still one of my favorite designed phones

11. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

They are huge for a 5" phone. No matter if its entry-, mid- or highend. Its nearly same as g3...

13. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

So is the iPhone 6, people seem to have no problem with that.

18. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

When the first leaks of the iPhone 6 came out, they said it would be fake, no way it could be that ugly, with those big bezels, antenna bands and protruding camera. They wished the iPhone 6 would come up with 2gb ram, notification led, tiny bezels, sapphire glas, stereo speakers, super/duper batterylife etc. etc. Even they won't get anything at all, they would still buy and be happy as long there is an Apple Logo on the back.

9. Tuxedo_SNjr

Posts: 16; Member since: May 01, 2014

Very nice HTC, very nice.

12. Quackdr

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Hey PA, does it really have 16 Gb internal memory or only 8 Gb as reflected in your specs page of same phone? Kindly clarify coz i wanna buy this phone for my daughter. Thanks...

14. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

atleast 1.5gb ram should be included and battery is little bit less for an hd screen other than that its a good deal... btw the battery backup of moto g ist gen x1033 is simply great, music on loudspeaker is stunning and camera is also very gud

17. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Okay specs for a midrange, but atleast larger than 2000mAh, and 1.5 GB RAM

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