HTC Desire 526G+ with octa core performance, launched at just Rs 10400

HTC’s new octa core smartphone for India is its cheapest yet and it’s called the Desire 526G+. The phone has officially made its debut for Rs 10400 with sales scheduled to commence in the coming days. The handset is an alluring release and basically has a mix of both entry-level and mid-range features.

The main highlight of the HTC Desire 526G+ is the 1.7GHz octa core processor which comes from MediaTek with Cortex A7 cores and Mali 450 graphics. Powerful as it is, the handset’s display is a disappointing qHD panel of 5 inches wide. A 720p HD screen would have worked well here, especially to give the phone more backing against competitors like the Redmi Note and Xolo’s Omega handsets.

HTC Desire 526G+

The company is offering the latest release with its Sense UI and BlinkFeed, but you won’t get Lollipop out of the box as KitKat comes pre-installed. Also, there’s no word on whether the HTC phone will be upgraded to the new OS. Design-wise, the device looks almost identical to the Desire 500 which was launched back in 2013.

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However, it does come with an extra speaker on the bottom. You’ll also find the two-shade finish where the overall body flaunts one color (black or white) while the side trims and the camera housing have a secondary hue. The exterior also flaunts a 2MP camera on the front, while the rear has an 8MP snapper with an LED flash.

HTC Desire 526G+ specs at a glance:

– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Display: 5-inch qHD LCD
– Processor: 1.7GHz octa core Cortex A7
– Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB expandable storage
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, HSPA, dual SIM
– Battery: 2000mAh
– Camera: 2MP front, 8MP rear

The HTC Desire 526G+ smartphone with 8GB of storage is expected to go on sale via Snapdeal and it’ll be available in a 16GB option as well, but for Rs 11400.