After launching its single-SIM variant in Taiwan last year, HTC has finally brought the Desire 626 smartphone to India, but with dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) connectivity. The smartphone will be available in Blue Lagoon and White Birch color variants for a price of Rs. 14,990. It will be up for sale in the upcoming weeks via all the major retailers and stores across India.
The HTC Desire 626 dual-SIM comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display, and is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with HTC Sense 6 UI on top. It bears 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The device sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, BSI sensor, 1080p video recording along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
It also features dual-front-facing speakers, but lacks BoomSound experience. In the connectivity department, the phone supports dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS, and Micro-USB 2.0. Backing the Desire 626 dual-SIM is a 2,000mAh battery.
Commenting on the launch, Faisal Siddiqui, President, HTC South Asia, said,”Our customers are gradually looking for stylish 4G LTE enabled smartphones with faster processors, network speedsand outstanding battery life. They are creating and consuming rich video content and want greater freedom to personalise their smartphones. We know they love the flexibility that comes with expandable memory. At a remarkable price,the HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM delivers the distinctive features with an outstanding user experience in a sleek, chic, slim package,”
Given its specifications, we want to point out that the Desire 626 dual-SIM would have garnered better response in India if HTC would have priced it below 10K. As many devices such as Lenovo K4 Note and LeEco 1S have better specs and are priced under 12K price bracket. We see a tough road ahead for this latest device by HTC for the Indian market, as when companies such as Lenovo are offering better specs and features at a lesser price tag then why would buyers opt for an overpriced device with menial specs?
Having said it all, it would be interesting to see how many buyers does Desire 626 dual-SIM manages to attract. What's your take on this latest offering of HTC in India? Let us know through the comment section below.
HTC Desire 626 dual-SIM specifications
- 5-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
- 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 SoC with Adreno 306 GPU. 2GB of RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
- Android 5.1 Lollipop with HTC Sense 6 UI
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5MP front-facing camera
- Measures 146.9x70.9x8.19mm and weighs 135 grams
- dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS, Micro-USB 2.0
- 2,000 mAh battery