We hope you weren’t expecting the One M9 flagship at the CES 2015 because HTC didn’t deliver, but it did turn up with a couple of handsets, namely the Desire 320 and Desire 826. Neither of the two devices is high-end, but they are pretty great choices in their respective categories.
The HTC Desire 320 is an entry-level release and the successor to last year’s Desire 310. The phone offers some basic hardware and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. The main highlight is its 5MP rear camera that can do 1080p video recording, a feature hard to come by in this category. The display fitted here is a 4.5-inch FWVGA panel accompanied by a VGA snapper.
On the inside, HTC has employed a 1.3GHz quad core processor with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of expandable storage, dual SIM slots and a 2100mAh battery. Coming to the Desire 826, this smartphone is basically a variant of the Desire 820 featuring an UltraPixel front camera for selfies.
The latter phone arrived with an 8MP sensor and it’s quite interesting that HTC has used its own imaging tech instead of a 13MP shooter like on the Desire Eye. Design-wise, there isn’t much different here as the phone offers the same form factor where the Boom Sound speakers have been hidden on the front, but you’ll find a 5.5-inch 1080p display instead.
Here’s what the HTC Desire 826 has to offer in specs:
– OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
– Processor: 1.5GHz octa core 64-bit Snapdragon 615
– Display: 5.5-inch 1080p FHD LCD
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage
– Camera: 13MP rear, UltraPixel front
– Battery: 2600mAh
The HTC Desire 826 will be available around the globe by the end of the month, but there’s no word on when the Desire 320 will hit the market. Price details for both phones are still under wraps.