HTC, after unveiling the Desire 826 earlier this month at CES 2015, this week launched the handset in China. While the 16GB storage model of the smartphone is priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 22,600), the 32GB storage variant costs CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 24,500).
The smartphone will be available to buy starting Thursday from the HTC Eshop website. The smartphone's India price and launch dates are still not yet known, though the smartphone is already listed on the company's India site.
The 4G-enabled Desire 826 smartphone will come in two variants (single-SIM and dual-SIM) depending upon the regions. The HTC Desire 826 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense UI skinned on top and features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display.
The Desire 826 is powered by an octa-core (four cores at 1.5GHz and four cores at 1.0GHz) 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor alongside Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It sports a 13-megapixel (f/2.2) rear camera with 28mm lens, BSI sensor, and LED flash. The front camera is an 4-UltraPixel shooter. The 16GB/ 32GB of inbuilt storage on Desire 826 is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
Connectivity options on the HTC Desire 826 smartphone include 4G (dual-4G), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB. The handset is backed by a 2600mAh battery. The thickness of the smartphone is 7.5mm and it weighs 155 grams. The Desire 826 comes in two-tone colours including White Birch, Blue Lagoon, and Purple Fire.
Meanwhile, HTC on Wednesday in India launched its lower-mid range Desire 526G+ Dual SIM. The smartphone features a 4.7-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) display; a 1.7GHz octa-core processor; 1GB RAM; an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash; a 2-megapixel front-facing camera; 8GB/ 16GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB), and a 2000mAh battery.