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HTC unveils its new mid-range Desire 530, 630 and 825 smartphones

HTC's new Desire 530, 630 and 825 smartphones are the company's new mid-range handsets

By: Anthony Garreffa from Feb 21, 2016 @ 23:24 CST

MWC 2016 - Samsung has unveiled their new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones while LG truly surprised with its G5 announcement - but HTC isn't left out in the cold, as it took a different approach with its new mid-range Desire smartphones.


HTC unveiled the Desire 530, 630, and 825 smartphones at Mobile World Congress - something the company is calling a micro splash design. The smartphones definitely look good, with HTC saying that the look was achieved using spray nozzles with different settings of pressure and paint viscosity. All three Desire smartphones are polycarbonate with rear cameras in the upper left corner, zigzagging speaker grills, and holes in the back for a lanyard.


Starting with the Desire 530, we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, while the Desire 630 and 825 feature the snappier Snapdragon 400 processor. The Desire 530 has 1.5GB of RAM while the other two Desire handsets have 2GB of RAM while the Desire 530 features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, the other two models bump it up to a 13-megapixel snapper. All three models include a 5-megapixel selfie-shooting camera while all the models include 16GB of internal storage, it's expandable by microSD.

Both the Desire 530 and 630 models include 5-inch displays, with the Desire 825 boosting it up to a 5.5-inch screen. All three Desire handsets have a native resolution of 1280x720, with the new Desire smartphones running Android 6.0 with HTC Sense on top. The Desire 630 and 825 also include BoomSound technology, and Hi-Res earphones.

We should expect the new Desire smartphones to hit retailers soon, as well as starting next month - with no word on pricing just yet.


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