As expected, HTC made a rather low-key appearance at Mobile World Congress 2016 as opposed to last year’s full force show that involved One M9 and Vive VR headset. Still, the company didn’t come empty handed as it announced a trio of new smartphones under its mid-range Desire series alongside the first official appearance of One X9 outside of China.
Leading the group is the Desire 825 which comes with a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) Super LCD display and is running on a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It also features 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, and microSD card slot.
It seems that HTC has put a little more effort on Desire 825’s audio capability by putting support for 24-bit Hi-Res audio in it alongside HTC BoomSound stereo speakers, and Dolby Audio enhancements. It even comes with a Hi-Res headset as standard. The phone is also packed with a 13-megapixels f/2.2 autofocus camera and LED flash on its back, 5-megapixels camera on the front, and 2,700mAh battery.
The second smartphone in the group is the Desire 630 which shares most of the features that Desire 825 has above including processor, audio capabilities, and cameras. There are only two exceptions: it features a smaller HD Super LCD display at 5-inch, and smaller 2,200mAh battery.
Last not least, there’s also the Desire 530. Despite having the same 5-inch HD Super LCD display, 16GB internal storage, 5-megapixels front camera, and 2,200mAh battery as per Desire 630, the Desire 530 comes with lower-end Qualcomm 210 processor, lower amount of RAM at 1.5GB, and smaller main camera sensor at 8-megapixels.
All three new Desire smartphones are painted with what HTC called as “micro splash effect” which apparently made every single unit has different splash pattern from each other. Since Desire 825 and 530 have appeared on the HTC Southeast Asia’s website, it is a huge indication that they might be made available in our shores in the near future.