A couple of months after launching the HTC 10 evo, HTC today launched the Desire 650, a mid-range phone with standard specifications that shouldn't cost more than £200 but when you're dealing with HTC, don't be surprised if it does. The phone should cater to budget phone buyers if HTC prices it correctly and should let HTC compete effectively in all price categories given the HTC 10 evo already caters to mid-range buyers.
HTC's Desire 650 arrives with a 5-inch HD display protected by a Gorilla glass screen and the phone's outer frame features 50 percent smooth and 50 percent grooved design which offers a better grip and protection. Specification-wise, it features a quad core Snapdragon 400 processor which can generate clock speeds of up to 1.6 GHz along with 2GB of RAM. The phone comes with an internal storage of 16GB but the MicroSD slot can accommodate up to 2TB of additional storage. Desire 650 also comes with Google Photos embedded which means you can save your pictures in Google Drive as well.
Other specifications include a 13-MP rear camera featuring autofocus, a BSI sensor, an f/2.2 aperture and modes like HDR, Pamorama and 180-degree wide angle photography. The phone also features a 5-MP front camera with BSI sensor, FHD recording and a f/2.8 aperture, a 2,200 mAh battery with power saving and extreme power saving modes, a 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res audio support, HTC BoomSound profil and Android 6.0 Marshmallow on-board with HTC Sense UI.
HTC hasn't revealed the Desire 650's pricing as yet but has disclosed that the phone will be available in the UK from February in Dark Blue and Lime Light. The phone will be distributed via Brightstar and Data Select and UK network O2 will also offer it in Dark Blue.