HTC Desire 626G+ Gets Announced For India

By 03:18 Sat, 24 Jul 2021 Comments

Today HTC has unveiled a recent smartphone for the Indian market. It's called HTC Desire 626G+ and all appearances point toward it being just a regional variant of the Desire 626 - which HTC launched in its home market of Taiwan back in February.

As you may have inferred from the Desire branding, this is a midrange offering, not a flagship device (HTC has, however, announced one of those too earlier today).

The Desire 626G+ comes with a 5-inch 720p touchscreen, a 1.7 Giga Hertz (GHz) octa-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage (expandable via microSD), a 13 MegaPixel (MP) rear camera, a 5 MegaPixel (MP) selfie unit, and a 2,000 mAh battery.

The phone has dual-SIM support, no 4G LTE though - it tops out at 21Mbps HSPA. That's basically the biggest incompatibility between this and the Desire 626, which does have LTE capabilities. The exact chipset isn't named in HTC's documents, but it's probably the MediaTek MT6752 - based on the Central Processing Units (CPU) frequency and the fact that the Desire 626 uses this SoC.

As for software, you acquire HTC Sense on top of Android, but the exact version employed is unclear. Again, if we go by the Desire 626, it should be Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

HTC has decided to price the Desire 626G+ at INR 16,900, which correct now means $271 or €250. That's quite a bit more than what the Desire 626 goes for in Taiwan - namely around $190. Anyway, the recent handset will be offered in two color versions, Blue Lagoon and White Birch. It should become available in India in the near future.




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