HTC has announced a new Smartphone at CES 2015 that is aimed at Asia. The Desire 826 comes with a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 but one feature that we know is going to be a hit is the Ultra Pixel camera on the front.
The HTC Desire 826 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa Core processor that’s capable of 64 bit processing. Under the hood you’ll also find 2GB of RAM 16GB of storage (though this may vary depending on the exact region and of that 16GB you’ll only get 9.74GB of usable space) but you will always get a MicroSD Card slot for expansion.
The cameras are on of the main features since the handset is heading to Asia where photos are an even bigger deal. On the rear you’ll find a 13MP camera with Auto-Focus with a BSI sensor, f/2.2, 28mm lens with 1080p video recording capabilities. The front facing camera comes with HTC Ultra Pixel sensor f/2.0 26.8mm and 1080p video recording. However, HTC is leaving themselves open to release a version with a 13MP front facing camera which would make this very similar to the Desire Eye.
Connectivity wise we’ve got 4G LTE depending on the region it’s being released into, if you’re wondering what bands could be available it’s FDD 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28 and TDD 38, 39, 40 ,41. It also sports Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, for streaming media, a 5 pin Micro USB connector and NFC in select regions.
The Desire 826 comes with a 2600mAh battery and weighs in at 183 grams with physical dimensions of 168 x 77.5 x 7.99 mm. As for availability, we’re good to go this month for APAC, which countries…we’ll have to wait and see.