HTC may not be announcing a new Android flagship at MWC 2016, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have any new wares to show off.
HTC has announced the new Desire 530, 630, and 825. One of the highlight features of these new phones is the paint-speckled design, which gives every phone a unique look. If you’re not feeling the speckled look, though, you’ll have the option of buying a non-speckled phone as well.
Each of these new Desire phones also comes equipped with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for your selfie needs. There are also Auto Selfie and Voice Selfie modes that’ll let you take a self-portrait without pressing a button, and the Desire 825 and Desire 630 include a feature called Live Make-Up that will touch up your face.
Looking at the rest of the spec lists, the Desire 825 is the high-end model of the bunch, boasting a 5.5-inch 1280x720 Super LCD screen and 13-megapixel rear camera. It comes with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor paired with a 2700mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD slot for adding more storage if you’d like. The Android 6.0-powered Desire 825 also includes BoomSound speakers and a Hi-Res headset for improved audio. Finally, this Desire is packing HTC Sensor Hub, which will record your activities and let you sync that data to apps like Runtastic, Runkeeper, Endomondo, and Google Fit.
Moving on down the line, we’re got the Desire 630, which offers many of the same specs of the Desire 825. The Desire 630 does a slightly smaller display (5-inch 720p) and battery (2200mAh), but it does offer the same cameras and Hi-Red audio as its Desire 825 sibling.
Finally, the Desire 530 is the entry-level model, packing a 5-inch 1280x720 display, Snapdragon 210 processor, and 1.5GB of RAM. It does include the same 16GB of storage and microSD slot as the other Desire models, but its rear camera has been bumped down to an 8-megapixel shooter. The Desire 530 also lacks the audio features found on the other new Desire phones.
HTC says that its new Desire phones will launch in March 2016, with availability in specific markets to come later.
The paint-speckled designs of HTC’s new Desires make them look pretty cool. It may not be a feature that’ll sell phones on its own, but for folks that are already looking at the Desire phones, it’s a nice way to help them stand out in a market full of black and silver slabs.