The dual-SIM HTC Desire 826, with its octa-core chip and FHD display, hits Indian market
Since the flagship One M9 didn't quite hit the heights expected, HTC been remarkably busy these past few months in trying to rectify the situation. The Taiwanese outfit's latest humdinger has thus far failed to capture the imagination of the consumer, with shipments considerably lagging versus its predecessor. This, in turn, has left the company in pretty dire financial straits. With the One M9+ said to be on its way to the European market and an all-new 'hero' smartphone slated for Q4, there's plenty of reason to be optimistic for the future, but at present, we must contemplate the more sobering launch of the dual-SIM Desire 826 in India.
Having initially hit the scene earlier this year, the Desire 826 is a fairly strong mid-ranger. You get an octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip clocked at at 1.7 GHz, a healthy 2 GB of RAM, and a 1080 x 1920 display for your troubles. Other perks include 4G LTE, a 13-megapixel main camera, and a 4-'UltraPixel' snapper on the front for selfies.
At a cost of Rs. 26,900 ($423), it's about right for its specs, and arguably quite costly if you consider that you can currently snag a flagship LG G4 for just 77 bucks more. Along with the solid hardware spread, you get Android 5.0 Lollipop off the bat, which isn't all that surprising since the 826 was the first Desire handset to do so.
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