MWC 2016: HTC releases new fun and fashion packed Desire series

Not long ago did HTC amazed us with its ‘One’ family and since then the company has set high standards in terms of hardware and UI design and quality of the Android smartphones for the competitors sharing the same battle arena. The Taiwanese company has always amazed us with the design, considering the long gone HTC Touch Diamond. Yesterday at MWC, HTC revived its Desire series with three new, fun-loving and fashion-oriented smartphones. The company also announced the worldwide availability of HTC One X9 which was initially released only in China.

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HTC Desire 530 and 630

The company unpacked three new Desire phones, the Desire 530, Desire 630 and the Desire 825. All of them are designed keeping the fashion as the state of mind of the customers. The bodies are absolutely beautiful with a random dotted pattern on the back which can be changed as HTC is going to sell accessories to change the back cover. The contrast between the back color and the hard buttons is absolutely stunning.

As we always do, let’s jump on the specs. The HTC 530 is the entry level phone (that means it is the cheapest among the three) in the new Desire series and it looks like a phone for the kid hitting teen age. It is a single-sim 5-inch phone with a HD display powered by 1.1 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 SOC coupled with 1.5 gigs of RAM. It comes with 16 gigs of internal memory which is obviously expandable. The cameras are 8MP on back and 5MP in the front. The battery is as big as 2,200 mAh.

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The HTC Desire 630 is similar to the 530 in design and display size but it has some significant changes on the inside. It is a dual-sim only phone that comes with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 2 gigs of RAM. It packs a 13-megapixels camera on the rear and has HTC BoomSound technology.

The Desire 825 is the same as the 630 on the inside but has a 5.5 inch HD display. You can get one in single-sim or dual-sim variant. Alongside BoomSound the 825 also sports Dolby audio enhancements and has a 2700 mAh battery. HTC Sensor Hub will be integrated into the 825 which is the real-time activity and movement tracker which can be no doubted coupled with the state of the art fitness apps like Google Fit and Runtastic Running & Fitness or the Pedometer.

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HTC Desire 825

The company also announced the worldwide availability of the HTC One X9 however not much details were provided on the worldwide variation. All we know are the specs. X9 is a dual-nanosim phone with a full HD 5.5 inch screen and 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor. It comes with 32 gigs of internal storage and can be expanded up to a whopping 2 terabytes. It has a front facing 5 MP camera and a real camera with a 13 MP sensor. All of this works on a 3,000 mAh battery.

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HTC One X9

The 530 will come in Graphite Grey and Solid Stratus white block colors while the 630 and 825 will be dressed in Stratus White Remix with duo color micro splash and Graphite Grey Remix with gold micro splash. Though these are tough outfit names but the message is clear, “it’s anything you want it to be.”


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