HTC has refreshed its Desire lineup by introducing the Desire 626, Desire 626s, Desire 526 and Desire 520 smartphones. The Desire series of handsets from the Taiwanese manufacturer constitute budget smartphones. All four handsets will be available in the U.S. through AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Tracfone Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.
According to the official press release from HTC, the Desire 626 and Desire 626s come with a 5-inch screen supporting HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The 4.7-inch display of the Desire 526 supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution. The Desire 526 has a smaller display of 4.5 inches supporting 480 x 854 pixels resolution, Phone Arena reports.
All four HTC Desire handsets are powered by the low-end Snapdragon 210 chipset that includes a quad-core processor gunning at 1.1 GHz. All the handsets except the HTC Desire 526 feature 1 GB of RAM. The Desire 526 includes 1.5 GB of RAM.
The internal storage of the Desire 626 is 16 GB and the remaining three models contain 8 GB of storage. The four Desire models support up to 2 TB of microSD on their external storage.
The HTC Desire 626 comes with 8 MP rear camera and a front-facing camera of 5 MP. The other three models also sport 8 MP camera on their rear, but they house a modest front-facing camera of 2 MP. The Desire 626, Desire 626s, Desire 526 and Desire 520 support 4G LTE connectivity, 3G, single channel Wi-Fi, and v4.1 Bluetooth.
All the handsets are powered by 2,000 mAh capacity batteries and dual speaker grills at the front. These handsets will come preinstalled with Android 5.1 Lollipop overlaid with HTC Sense 7 UI.
NDTV claims that HTC had already released the Desire 626 in Taiwan. However, some of the specs of the device such as the processor and the main camera are quite different than the U.S. model. As of this writing, the pricing of none of the aforementioned smartphones are known. Cellular operators are expected to release the Desire phones beginning this week.