CES 2015: HTC Launches the Desire 826 & Desire 320
CES is here! All of us tech enthusiast are most excited during this time of the year because of this event. Short for Consumer Electronics Show, it is a showcase and preview of what manufacturers are doing and the kinds of products that the consumers might just get through the year. Of course, with a show this big, they attract big names like Samsung, HTC, and Sony – just to name a few.
This year, HTC has gone on to reveal two devices that they plan to bring into the market. The first of the lot is the HTC Desire 826. This will be a Asia-Pacific specific mid-range model that will be fitted with the HTC EYE experience software built for the camera. Talking about camera; it has got a 13-Megapixel main back camera and an UltraPixel camera fitted up-front facing the user. Does not sound too bad for a mid-ranger actually. But considering that HTC’s EYE software inside it, it makes sense. Boomsound, as almost any other new HTC smartphones makes an appearance this time around as well but they have added Dolby Audio enhancement tool into the mix. With the combination of those two features there is no doubt that this will reproduce high-quality, crisp audio. Keeping everything running is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core chip running at 1.7GHz paired with a 2GB RAM. Does not sound like much but considering Qualcomm’s extensive experience with mid-range Androids it will be enough. Juice comes in the form of a 2,600mAh battery. All this will be running on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop on top of a 5.5-inches 1080p Full HD screen. HTC’s new bold colour schemes also reaches this Polycarbonate bodied unit. This device is expected to arrive at the specified market earliest by the end of the month, there are no official mentions however on when it will make it to the local shore in Malaysia.
The second device that made an appearance in HTC’s party is the low-end Desire 320. It is a successor to the old 310 which offered minimal price for reasonably decent specifications. For an entry level device the things that they fit into the device does not look to bad at all. It comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, fitted with 512MB or 1GB of RAM depending on markets, 4GB or 8GB storage space, expansion to 32GB via MicroSD card, 5-Megapixel back camera, VGA front facing camera, 4.5-inches screen at 480 x 854 pixels resolution, 2100mAh battery which would last you at least a day with normal use, and it runs on Android 4.4. All decent entry-level sort of hardware and specifications. It will also feature the Blinkfeed like the rest of the higher end smartphones from HTC so it is not like it lost anything. The only downside with this device is that it does not run on 4G LTE. This device will be headed to UK and Germany sometime soon but it is already on sale in Canada. No word on release in Malaysia though.