HTC announces the Desire 626 for the UK – another colourful mid-range Android

It's got tough competition this time round, though

HTC has just announced the latest phone in their mid-range Desire line: the HTC Desire 626.

If you’re thinking it hasn’t been long since the last one, you’re not wrong: just six months since the Desire 620, itself supposed to offset some of the bad feedback to the Desire 610. The 620 got a bad rap for launching with Android KitKat when Lollipop was already out – who wants a new phone that’s a version behind?

HTC Desire 626 specs

In the year of super-cheap flagship-challengers like the OnePlus Two, Honor 6+ and Huawei P8, the Desire 626 looks a bit lacklustre even for the midrange. The UK version comes with the Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a 5 inch HD (720p) LCD screen, 16GB of storage (expandable to 512GB with microSD) and 13MP and 5MP cameras. There’s no mention of the RAM in our press release but if it’s the same as the global version, it’ll be 2GB.

It comes with Lollipop and runs HTC Sense 7. It’s thinner and lighter than the Desire 620, but comes in the same plasticine-esque soft-finish shell. The colour options have the usual slightly pretentious names: White Birch, Blue Lagoon, Purple Fire and Dark Grey.

HTC Desire 626 UK release date

So far we don’t have an exact date, but we do know the Desire 626 will be available on networks including O2 and Three, and from Carphone Warehouse when it goes on sale in the UK. We’ll update you as soon as we’ve got a price, but in our opinion, the Desire 626 would need to be pretty cheap to stand up to the stiff competition in the Android market this summer.

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