HTC has been feeling the heat from Chinese OEMs in the budget smartphone segment, and in order compete with them, it has just launched a new smartphone; the HTC Desire 526G+ in India at a starting price of Rs. 10,400. The highlight of the device is its octa-core processor and a low price tag. The Desire 526G+ is the latest member of the Desire series, and comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display, an octa-core processor, 1GB RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense UI, two SIM card slots, and a 2,000 mAh battery.
The 8GB variant has been priced at Rs. 10,400 and the 16GB variant has been priced at Rs 11,400. The 8GB variant will be available exclusively on Snapdeal and the 16GB variant will be available from offline stores as well. It is equipped with an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The details about the SoC haven’t been released, but we are guessing that it is a MediaTek unit, considering the presence of the letter ‘G’ in the model number.
HTC Desire 526G+ Specifications
- 4.7-inch display with a qHD (960 x 540 pixels) resolution, 234 pixels per inch
- 1.7GHz octa-core processor (SoC unspecified), 1GB RAM
- Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense UI on top of it
- 8GB/16GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card by 32GB
- 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording, 2-megapixel front camera
- 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, microUSB and Dual SIM connectivity
- 2,000 mAh battery
- Glacier Blue and Lacquer Black colour options
- Rs 10,400/11,400
The smartphone has been aimed at budget buyers who are looking for a premium brand and don’t want to compromise on the performance either. It may be out of the league of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G or YU Yureka when it comes to performance, but by no means is a bad device.