HTC Desire 826 Octa-Core to launch in India starting Rs. 22,499

Taiwanese smartphone company HTC announced its upcoming Desire 826 early this month in CES 2015. But the company didn’t tell much about the pricing of the phone. Now that the phone has launched in China, the price has been revealed.

According to HTC, the 16 GB model of HTC Desire 826 will cost CNY 2,299, which is roughly Rs. 22,600. Customers who need even more storage can opt for 32 GB model which costs CNY 2,499, about Rs. 24,500.

Anyone living in China can order the phone from HTC Eshop online. The phone will eventually make its way into India, too. It is already listed on HTC India’s website, but the availability date or pricing has not yet been revealed for Indian customers. However, people can get a rough estimate of the price of the new phone now that it’s launched in the sub-continent.

In case you need a reminder, HTC Desire 826 is a 5.5-inch full HD display phone that comes in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants depending on the region. The powerful phone packs an octa-core processor. Of the total eight cores that the phone sports, four cores are clocked at 1.5 GHz and the remaining four cores are clocked at 1.0 GHz. The chipset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 that is 64-bit supported.

For graphics, the phone has Adreno 405 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. Its 13 MP camera on the back boasts BSI sensor and LED flash. But where it shines yet again is on the front camera which is now a 4-UltraPixel shooter.

As for storage, no matter whether you pick up 16 GB model or 32 GB model, you will have the option to add microSD memory card up to 128 GB of capacity so that storage will never be an issue with this phone.

The new HTC Desire 826 supports 4G network. It has Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS, 2600mAh battery and it comes in White Birch, Blue Lagoon, and Purple Fire colors.

Although the phone hasn’t been officially launched yet in India, initial reaction on Twitter and blog posts indicate that the phone will have a huge demand in this country whenever it launches here.