HTC Desire 626 with MediaTek Octa-core SoC launched in India
HTC Desire 626 with MediaTek Octa-core SoC launched in IndiaHTC India page (Screen-shot)

Taiwanese smartphone-maker HTC has launched a new mid-range handset dubbed as Desire 626 in India.

The new HTC Desire 626 sports a 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) display and comes with a MediaTek (MT6752) octa-core SoC (System on Chip), 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and a 2,000mAh battery.

It also boasts of a 13MP camera with LED flash on the rear and a 5MP front-snapper with full-HD video recording ability.

HTC Desire 626 India release and price details:

The company has reportedly confirmed that HTC Desire 626 will hit Indian stores in the coming weeks with a Rs 14,999 price tag. It will be available in two colours: blue lagoon and white birch.


Going by the specifications and price, HTC Desire 626 will have a tough time competing with popular smartphones such as Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen), Moto G Turbo, Lenovo K4 Note, Coolpad Note 3, LeEco Le 1s and the soon-to-be-launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in the mid-range segment.

Key specifications of HTC Desire 626:

Model HTC Desire 626
Display 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screenPixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android with Sense UI
Processor 1.7GHz MediaTek (MT6752) Octa-core CPU
Storage 16GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 28mm lens, full HD (1080p) video recordingFront: 5.0-megapixel with BSI sensor, f/2.8, 34mm lens, 1080p video recording
Battery 2,000 mAh (Li-Polymer)
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots (type: nano)Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB 2.0, GPS/GLONASS, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, DLNA, and FM radio
Dimensions 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.19 mm
Weight 138g
Colours blue lagoon and white birch
Price Rs 14,999