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July 15, 2015

HTC Brings Four New Desire Smartphones to U.S.

The HTC Desire 626

HTC wants to inspire a little bit more passion for its phones.

The Taiwanese firm today launched its new line of Desire Smartphones in the U.S.

HTC Desire 526

HTC Desire 526

The Desire line itself is not new, but the four new Smartphones being released today to U.S. wireless carriers bring premium features combined with mid-range prices in a bid to attract some much needed customers after the firm’s flagship One M9 Smartphone flopped.

HTC says the Desire 626, Desire 626s, Desire 526 and Desire 520 offer many of the same features as the more expensive One M9.

“At HTC, we don’t think you should have to sacrifice or settle if you are looking for an affordable Smartphone. That is why we are bringing the absolute best affordable Smartphones to market with the HTC Desire lineup,” HTC America president Jason Mackenzie said in a press release. “Our Desire Smartphones bring the premium experiences, performance and style of our flagship Smartphone at an incredible price.”

The HTC Desire 626 and HTC Desire 626s both sport a five-inch screen and come in an array of dual color combinations, including Marshmallow White, Gray Lava, Blue Lagoon, Marine White and White Birch.

The HTC Desire 526 has a 4.7-inch screen and comes in Stealth Black while the HTC Desire 520 has a 4.5-inch screen and comes in Steel Gray.

All four phones come with HTC Sense 7 and can be customized with HTC Themes, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC Sense Home applications.

Here are the specs:

Desire 526

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 8GB of storage, microSD
  • 2000mAh battery
  • 4.7-inch qHD screen
  • Android 5.1 with Sense 7
  • 8MP/2MP cameras
  • Wireless—2G: 850/1900 MHz; 3G: 850/1900 MHz; 3G UMTS: 850/1900
    MHz; 3G CDMA: 800/1900 MHz;4G LTE: 2, 4, 13

Desire 626, 626s

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage, microSD
  • 2000mAh battery
  • 5-inch 720p screen
  • Android 5.1 with Sense 7
  • 8MP/5MP cameras
  • Wireless—3G CDMA: 800/1900 MHz;4G LTE: 4, 13 (626s not listed)


The phones will be available via AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint Prepaid, T-Mobile, Tracfone, Verizon Wireless and Virgin Mobile USA.

HTC has not released the pricing, but the handsets are not expected to cost more than $250.



Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.