HTC announced a new Desire line-up headed to the USA. These affordable handsets will be great for casual users across the country, offering a set of modest specs in a body that is worthy of admiration. The only caveat is we had no idea when these new smartphones would be released, or exactly how affordably they would be priced.
We have good news for you! The Taiwanese manufacturer didn’t take too long to spill the beans, nor are they delaying the actual launch of at least one of these phones. The HTC Desire 626s is set to hit Sprint Prepaid this Sunday, July 19th. Priced at only $129, it is in direct competition with handsets like the Moto E, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and even one of its predecessors, the HTC Desire 510.
For those who need a reminder, the HTC Desire 626s is not a bad deal at this price point. It sports a Snapdragon 210 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and a 5-inch 720p display. There’s also 8MP and 2 MP cameras in the front and back, as well as a 2000 mAh battery packed inside, which should offer plenty of battery life considering the specs the phone touts.
What makes this phone really stand out from the competition is the design and build quality, though. The phone offers a smooth soft-touch material that is pleasing to the eye. Like any other HTC handset, the Desire 626s happens to be built with some of the highest standards in mind. The phone is solid and doesn’t feel like it’s really made of cheap material, even if it has no metal surrounding it.
By the way, signing up for Sprint Prepaid won’t be expensive. The plans are pretty straight forward. They all offer unlimited talk and text, with the only differentiation being the amount of data the customer gets. You can pay $35 for 1 GB, $45 for 3 GB or $55 for 6 GB. Easy as pie!
So there you have it – the HTC Desire 626s is only a few days away for those on Sprint Prepaid. More news on these phones are sure to come relatively soon, so keep it tuned to Android Authority to see when new versions of the Desire series are hitting other carriers. Are any of you buying the HTC Desire 626s now that you know the price and release date?
The HTC Desire 626s from Sprint Prepaid priced at $129.99 (plus tax) will be available July 19 in Marshmallow White.
HTC Desire 626s features include:
•Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
•5.0-inch HD touchscreen display
•8MP rear-facing camera and 2MP front-facing camera
•3G/4G LTE/Enhanced LTE
•8GB ROM/1.5GB RAM
•200GB microSDHC card compatible
•1.1GHz quad-core processor