HTC unveils three new affordable smartphones, bringing a big refresh of its HTC Desire line-up. The new phones are all powered by the Snapdragon 210 system chip and run on Android 5.1 Lollipop with HTC Sense on top. The names of the new phones are HTC Desire 626s and Desire 626, as well as the HTC Desire 526 and Desire 520.
The HTC Desire 626s and Desire 626 both feature a 5-inch HD display (720 x 1280 pixels) and the exact same physical dimensions: 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.19 mm. The two phones come in a variety of color options: Marshmallow White, Gray Lava, Blue Lagoon, Marine White, and White Birch.by the Snapdragon 210 system chip inside them features a quad-core CPU with four Cortex A7 cores running at up to 1.1GHz. This configuration powers Android 5.1 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7, and the skin brings extensive customization options including HTC Themes, BlinkFeed, and Sense Home.
The HTC Desire 626 is a bit of a higher-end affair with its 16GB of internal storage and 1.5GB of RAM, plus it has a 5-megapixel front-facing cam for selfies, while the Desire 626s features a fairly limited 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and a 2-megapixel selfie cam. Both support expandable storage via microSD cards, and are identical in all other areas.
HTC Desire 526 is a phone with a 4.7-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixels) display with a thicker, 9.9mm body. It runs on the Snapdragon 210 system chip with the quad-core CPU clocked at 1.1GHz as well, but it does offer a larger-than-average 1.5GB of RAM.The main gripe here is the limited 8GB of internal storage, but luckily you can expand that via microSD cards of up to 2TB.
Desire 520 is the most affordable in the lineup: a phone with a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) display, the same Snapdragon 210 SoC with the CPU clocked at up to 1.1GHz, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded via microSD cards.