Mid-range HTC Desire 626 to be launched in the US via Sprint

Mid-range HTC Desire 626 to be launched in the US via Sprint
HTC earlier this week announced the Desire 626 in Taiwan, and we told you that the smartphone was a Moto G competitor, as it offers relatively similar specs at about the same price. While HTC didn't say if it's planning to release the handset around the world, we now know that the new Desire could be available in the US sometime soon.

According to @upleaks, the Desire 626 should be launched by Sprint as a prepaid smartphone. The 626 can be seen as a more advanced replacer for Sprint's Desire 510, which has been available since September.

The new Desire currently runs Android KitKat, but HTC may want to update it to Lollipop later this year. The handset is powered by a 64-bit, quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, and offers a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels. It's also got LTE, a 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storage space. Measuring 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.19 mm, the Desire 626 includes a 2000 mAh battery.

The HTC Desire 626 will cost about $189 in Taiwan (unlocked), and we expect Sprint to sell it for a similar price. Interested?

source: @upleaks

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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 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(30h 3G talk time)



1. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

"8 GB of expandable storage space" Hold on a sec. Though earlier reports peg this to start at 16GB? So which is it?

2. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

A tad pricier, but given HTC's excellence in build quality and design I think it's okay. Oh and look, it has BoomSound too! (or not)

3. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Sprint sells the 610 for $216, which is more than virtually everyone else does. So unless that gets a price drop or gets phased out, this will probably go for even more.

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