HTC has just launched a slew of Desire devices in the US. These include the Desire 626/626S, Desire 526, and Desire 520. Seeing how these devices are targeted at budget-conscious consumers, all of them are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, which is an entry-level chipset.
Processor aside, there are quite a number of differences between these three models. The highest-end of the bunch is the Desire 626 (pictured above), which has a 5-inch 720p display, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card.
In the camera department, it has an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing shooter. The Desire 626S is identical to the 626 for the most part, except for a smaller RAM of 1GB, 8GB of storage, and a 2MP front-facing camera.
One tier down is the Desire 526, which has a 4.7-inch qHD (that’s 960 x 540) display. It also features 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, an 8MP rear camera, and a 2MP front-facing snapper. The Desire 520, on the other hand, is almost a carbon copy of the 526, except for a smaller 4.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display and only 1GB of RAM.
All three (well, four if you count the Desire 626S as a separate device) Desire smartphones here have a 2,000mAh battery and run on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. Because these devices share the same battery capacity, the lowest-end Desire 520 would have a better battery life than the Desire 626/626S, which is a little odd. HTC could have equipped a bigger battery on the 626 and 626S to accommodate the bigger and more pixel-dense display.
At the time of writing, it is not known if these devices will be sold outside of the US. Retail prices of these Desire smartphones have not been revealed yet, but expect them to be affordable.
(Source: Digital Trends)