Back in December, HTC unveiled the Desire 650, a mid-range smartphone, available just for the manufacturer’s home country, Taiwan. However, today they announced that it will also start hitting other territories in February.
The surprising part about this announcement is the fact that it comes just one day ahead of HTC’s big event, where a couple of new devices, like the U Ultra and U Play, expected to be their top-of-the-line smartphones for 2017, as well as the X10, will make their debut, making us believe that the Desire 630 will also be officially presented.
Spec-wise, it’s a mid-range model, coming with a 5″ TFT LCD, rocking just a 720p resolution, and powered by a Snapdragon 400 chip, with 2 GB of RAM and 16 gigs of internal storage, expandable, though, thanks to the presence of a microSD card slot. As for the cameras, we’re going to see a 13 MP and 5 MP duo, decent for a phone from in this category.
Like most of its handsets, HTC will load the Desire 630 with a pair of stereo speakers, placed above and below the screen, while the back will have a relatively interesting design. To be more specific, we’re talking about a panel divided in two halves, the bottom sporting an engraved pattern, in order to increase the grip.
Finally, let’s not forget about the software enhancements. The HTC Desire 630 will feature the Boom-sound technology, but usable just when the headphones are plugged in. Also, the camera is expected to offer HD and panoramic shooting, as well as a custom selfie mode. Let’s not forget about the built-in Night mode, perfect for darker environments!
We don’t know anything about the price tag of this smartphone, but it should cost around $200-$210, similar to its predecessor, the HTC Desire 630. We will be back with more details on this, as soon as the handset makes its official debut.