We’ve known about the unannounced HTC Desire 626 since January. According to reports, we may see the device make its debut at MWC 2015, which kicks off in the beginning of March. Now the existence of the smartphone has been confirmed by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA), the Chinese equivalent of the US FCC.
Aside from leaking the images of the Desire 626 above, the listing also leaked the devices specs. According to the listing, the mid-range smartphone will sport a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a MediaTek octa-core processor with each core clocked at 1.7 GHz under the hood, 1 GB of RAM, LTE support, and a 2,000 mAh battery to keep everything running. It measures 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.19 mm and weighs in at 135 grams. It runs Android 4.4 (KitKat) out of the box, but is said to get treated to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) soon after its launch. Judging from these photos, the Desire 626 looks similar to the Desire 826, which recently made its debut.
Since the Desire 626 has been spotted on TENAA, it’s a dead cert that the smartphone will be soon launched in China. It remains to be seen, however, if it will be available elsewhere.
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