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The colorful HTC Desire 530 is coming to the US: to be available from Verizon, T-Mobile, HTC.com

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The colorful HTC Desire 530 is coming to the US: to be available from Verizon, T-Mobile, HTC.com

Back in February, HTC announced a trio of colorful new midrange and entry level devices – the Desire 530, 630, and 825. Until today, we had no information on launch date plans for any of these smartphones, but HTC has just announced that the Desire 530 will officially launch near the end of this month.

An entry level handset, it will come with a quad-core, 1.1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage. It's display has a 5-inch diagonal and a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. Its main camera has an 8 MP sensor and an F2.4 aperture lens, while the selfie snapper on the front has a 5 MP resolution and an F2.8 aperture. The operating system is Android 6 Marshmallow, and the lights are kept on by a 2,200 mAh battery.

HTC touts its Voice Selfie and Auto Selfie features, which make it easy to take hands-free self portraits, and the BSI sensor in the backside camera, which should improve low-light performance. The camera also features burst shot and panorama modes.

The new Desire handsets feature what HTC calls a Micro Splash design. In reality – it's a mix between colorful plastic components for the body, with a contrasting paint sprinkled all over. The first finish confirmed to become available is Sprinke White, which will be sold directly from HTC.com for $179 later in July.

As far as carrier availability goes – the HTC Desire 530 will be sold by T-Mobile and Verizon. Exact launch dates and color choices will be announced separately by each carrier.

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