HTC Desire 650 unveiled in Taiwan - Hi-Res audio, low-end Android
HTC released a new entry level phone in Taiwan - the Desire 650. It has a characteristic dual finish back - the top half is smooth, the bottom half has ridges. This will massively improve grip, but despite looking like one, this isn’t a rugged phone.
Its claim to fame is the BoomSound audio and Hi-Res audio certification. The rest is less impressive with a 5” 720p screen (not even IPS).
The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC’s custom Sense skin on a quad-core Qualcomm chipset (not specified, but we’re hoping for Snapdragon 610, 410 is the less appealing possibility). The memory department includes 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a microSD slot.
For photography, the HTC Desire 650 offers a 13MP camera (f/2.2) on the back and 5MP one (f/2.8) on the front. Both shoot 1080p video and support HDR.
It is an LTE-enabled phone powered by a 2,200mAh battery, which promises to last 17 and a half hours of talk time and 5 and a half hours of browsing on Wi-Fi.
Note that the Desire 650 appears only on HTC's Taiwanese site for now and there's no mention of price yet.