The dual-SIM HTC Desire 826, with its octa-core chip and FHD display, hits Indian market

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

Does the dual-SIM Desire 826 float your boat? Let us know in the comments.

source: GSMArena

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Desire 826
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh



1. unregistered

Every method used by HTC now is highly facilitating their downfall. This phone was release God knows when. And they think some sensible person can ditch out $423 for it. Why do HTC lack respect for the Indian market by bringing expired products to the Indian market. I cannot but this thing for more than $300. The alternatives are grade and current.

7. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Considering situation in india this price is mid range. Though galaxy S5 can be bought . But considering price of iPhone 6 and galaxy 6 its alomost half.

2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

At least it is not another variant of m9.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The only reason why I'd choose this over the G4, which is only ~$75 more is because of Sense. Everything else gets destroyed by the G4, especially when it comes to photos.

4. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

HTC is going down in India thanks to their pathetic after sales service.. Now retailers in India has started putting up boards outside their shops which say that those customers who buy htc phones should do so at their own risks and the retailer shouldn't be held responsible for any I'll experience faced from the HTC service centre.

6. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Thats the same problem with every company. Even samsung after sales service are not good. Every company wants money. I submitted my phone for firmware upgrade and they give me estimated price of Rs.13576($120). I called them to ask why they said that we dont do partial repair, your phone motherboard is not working, camera module is not proper and blah blah blah. They i by myself upgraded firmware and now i am typing with that phone which is perfectly fine.

9. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

really? it's pretty good here in my country for samsung, especially compared to HTC. I dropped my s6 edge the other day and they replace a new one for me with no question asked. my m7? "purple tint will be fixed by software" and after a year, I gave up.

5. Tsrnexus

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

I got the xperia z ultra for my sister at $222 and s800 is still better than the 600 series.

8. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Yes thats the great deal.

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