HTC unveils Desire 826 smartphone with UltraPixel selfie camera, 64-bit processor and Android 5.0 Lollipop
You may have already heard that HTC announced an entry-level handset – the Desire 320. This entry-level phone, however, is not the only device unveiled by the Taiwanese manufacturer at the ongoing Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The company also has a proposition for more demanding users – called Desire 826, the smartphone comes equipped with UltraPixel selfie camera, 64-bit processor and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
HTC Desire 826 puts a lot of emphasis on self photography
The HTC Desire 826 is the latest member of the mid-range Desire family, although looking at the specs we would place it closer to premium end of the spectrum. Like many smartphones released these days, the 826 puts a lot of emphasis on self photography.
The device sports an UltraPixel shooter on the front for improved selfies in low light and comes pre-loaded with HTC EYE Experience software to further enhance photographic experience. The phone also will be available with a standard 13-megapixel front-facing camera. A 13-megapixel sensor can be found at the back of both models.
The Desire 826 has a large 5.5-inch display offering Full HD 1080 x 1920 resolution and is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7GHz. Other key features include 2GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, 16GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2600 mAh battery. Coming with Android 5.0 Lollipop on board (naturally with HTC Sense skin on top), the 826 will be the first Desire phone to be launched with the latest version of Android OS out of the box. Worth noting is also the fact that the phone also offers HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio included.
At the moment we don’t know how much the device will cost and some details regarding availability are hazy as well. HTC confirmed that the Desire 826 will hit the stores in Asia-Pacific region very soon and will arrive at other markets later this month. The company launched a special “tell me when” site where interested users can leave their email address and the country of residence to be notified when the handset will arrive to their home market. The US is also on the list, which is a good start, even though it’s not an official confirmation that the HTC Desire 826 will be launched here.