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Sprint could be bringing the HTC Desire 626 to the US on pre-paid

HTC is really getting competitive with its new smartphones and the Desire 626 which was launched just a few days back, is the most value-driven release from the company. The handset is already on sale in Taiwan and the good news is that it could be making its debut in the US soon.

A new report has surfaced claiming that the HTC Desire 626 is headed stateside and it won’t be available unlocked, but through Sprint. Upleaks notes that the carrier isn’t going to be selling it on-contract and will probably offer the handset with a pre-paid connection and at full retail which is around $190 after conversion.

HTC Desire 626

This puts it in the same category as the Motorola Moto G 4G (2015) which also recently made its debut, but in Brazil. The HTC handset is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 SOC and it has 4G LTE support. And while it comes with the Sense 6 UI and BlinkFeed, there’s no word on whether it runs Android 4.4 KitKat or the newer 5.0 Lollipop OS.

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On the design-front, the Desire 626 follows the same approach as most other handsets in the lineup. There’s a 5-inch HD display on the front accompanied by a 5MP camera and what look to be dual stereo speakers. On the rear, the device flaunts a 13MP camera with an LED flash.

HTC Desire 626 specs:

– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 SOC
– 1GB RAM, 16GB storage (128GB expandable)
– Android w/ Sense 6 UI
– 5-inch 720p HD LCD panel
– 5MP front camera, 13MP rear shooter
– 2000mAh battery
– Up to 20 hours talk time/800 hours standby

We’ll probably see the HTC Desire 626 get showcased at the MWC 2015 expo next month and Sprint might also revealed price and availability details then.