HTC Announces the Mid-Range Desire 626

HTC has announced a new serious player in the mid-range smartphone market with the new Huawei Desire 626. The phone comes with a giant display, a 64-bit processor and an affordable price tag.

The 5” display comes with 720p resolution which is just about what we’ve come to expect by now. The design follows the usual HTC design language.

Underneath, you get a 1.2Ghz quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. You also get a duo of 13 and 5 megapixel cameras on the front and back, both capable of 1080p videos.

With great specs and a competitive price point, the Desire 626 could prove to be a big hit

The phone runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat which is customized and should be updated in the near future. The phone comes with support for 4G LTE and optional dual-SIM connectivity. A commonplace 2,000 mAh battery sits at the back.

The most-alluring spec is the price itself. At under $200, HTC may have in its hands an absolute winner at this range. Of course, there’s always more to it than the paper but as far as we know now, it sure looks sweet.

HTC Desire 626 Specs:

  • CPU: Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: 1.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 410
  • OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat (customized)
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 5” with 720p HD resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: expandable by 32 GB via microSD
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 mp with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture and 1080p video
    • Secondary: 5 mp with 1080p video
  • Connectivity: 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB,
  • Battery: 2,000 mAh battery
  • Price: $190


  • Yasir

    Seems like a pretty decent phone for around 20k something. A lollipop upgrade will be great.

    • Khurram ShahzAd

      HTC is kinna slow on giving the updates, even if they give or announce, it takes ages to reach you.. Saying from my experience with One X

  • Danish

    but battery is too low

  • Khurram ShahzAd

    Good thing they are stated adding the card slots, I miss that in my htc one x

  • Bilal Iqbal

    Aala…mehfil ka lutf dobala.. :)

  • Azi

    Sounds nice

  • نائلہ

    Do yourself a favour and NEVER buy an HTC. Have owned one before and know ppl who have purchased from the same brand. Battery life is bad and it gets slow, real fast. I had a 16gb microsd installed and it was still slow after only ~6months while memory card was barely half full. Not worth the money.

    • FYI : Now a Day 1 GB Ram is not Enough as today the Applications required minimum 2 GB Ram if the users want to install 5 to 10 Applications. i have used HTC Phone and it is better then the other , even other phones having 1 GB Ram may get slow.

      i am waiting for HTC Phone that has price around 25 K and Ram would be 2 GB with 3G/LTE Supported on Local Network

      • Haris

        This Phone Will Also Comes With 2gb Ram

      • Try 816, has 1.5 ram and is 64-bit as well.. When it receives the lollipop update the 64bit architecture will further improve :-)

        • SMUsman

          Only if Desire 816 had at least 16gb of the internal memory :/

  • someone suggested to buy Samsung, HTC or Huwai mobiles instead of another brand linke Q etc…

    • Atif

      He’s absolutely right! Samsung, Huawei is much better than the carp #Qmobile.
      U’ll definitely feel big difference after using these brands, If U have tight budget then U must go for Huawei. I always prefer Huawei than Samsung due to Pricing factor.

      • Lenovo and Oppo are good options too! Plus I found some sites which are giving Lenovo and Oppo phones on instalments too ;-)

  • Muhammad Aasim

    Ye Phone sirf Taiwan mein launch hoga Not in other Countries