HTC Launches Desire 626
HTC Launches Desire 626HTC Taiwan

Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC has launched a mid-range Desire 626G+ smartphone in India.

The new Desire 626G+ is a variant of original model Desire 626, which was launched in February. Both the devices house pretty much same specifications, but differ only in a few departments -- CPU, storage and connectivity support.

The former model houses 1.7GHz Octa-core (most likely to be based on Mediatek), 8GB inbuilt memory and 3G network support, whereas the latter comes with 64-bit class Snapdragon 410 series SoC (System on Chip), 16GB storage and 4G-LTE network support.

[Read more: HTC Launches Desire 626 with 64-bit Class Snapdragon 410 SoC]

Other stipulated features include 5.0-inch HD display, Android 4.4 KitKat OS, 1GB RAM, 2000 mAh battery, 13MP camera on the rear-side and a 5MP snapper on the front.

HTC Desire 626G+ India release and price details:

The company has reportedly confirmed that the new HTC Desire 626G+ will hit Indian stores soon, probably by this month for ₹16,900.


Once released, HTC Desire 626G+ will be up against with the popular Motorola Moto G (Gen 2), Microsoft Lumia 640, Lenovo A7000, Micromax YU Yureka, Sony Xperia E4 dual.

Key specifications of HTC Desire 626G+ and Desire 626:

Model HTC Desire 626G+ (with Octa-core SoC) HTC Desire 626(with Quad-core SoC)
Display 5.0-inch HD screen with 1280x720p resolution 5.0-inch HD screen with 1280x720p resolutions
OS Android 4.4 KitKat OS with HTC Sense UI Android with 4.4 KitKat HTC Sense UI
Processor 1.7GHz Octa-core CPU, most likely to be based on Mediatek 64-bit class1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU
Storage Capacity 8GB, expandable up to 32GB 16GB, expandable up to 128GB
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, full HD video recording;
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, f/2.8 aperture, full HD video recording;
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, F2.2 aperture, 28mm lens, support 1080p Full HD video recording functions
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, 34mm lens, support 1080p Full HD video recording functions
Battery 2000 mAh 2000 mAh rechargeable lithium battery
  • Talk time : up to 20.5 hours (2G) and 30 hours (3G)
  • Standby time : close to 800 hours (2G) and 761 hours (3G)
Network 3G 2G, 3G & 4G-LTE (FDD: Bands 1,3, 5, 7, 8, 28)
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots (nano+nano), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, Nano-SIM slot, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n: 2.4GHz), micro-USB 2.0, microSD card slot, DLNA support,Built-in GPS antenna with GLONASS
Dimensions 146.90 x 70.90 x 8.10 mm 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.19 mm
Weight 138 g 140 g
Colours Blue Lagoon & White Birch options N/A
Price ₹16,900 NT$ 5,990 (around $190/€168/₹11,800) in Taiwan