HTC has introduced a new mid range smartphone- the desire 620 in Taiwan today. This new mid ranger is expected to arrive in India as well sometime later. In upcoming year, we expect many 64 bit Smartphones popping up from all places and HTC Desire 620 fits should be among the first few.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The rear camera comes with an 8 MP sensor supported with LED flash and capable of recording full HD 1080p videos. HTC has also paid attention to the front 5 MP camera which sports a BSI sensor for better low light selfies. Imaging hardware is quite decent in this price range.

Internal storage is 8 GB, which is again pretty standard in low cost and mid range segment. The storage can be further expanded by another 32 GB using MicroSD card slot.

Processor and Battery

The Desire 610 makes use of 64 bit Snapdragon 410 quad core processor with 4G LTE support, Adreno 306 GPU and 1 GB RAM. This is the 64 bit equivalent of Snapdragon 400, which dominated in budget devices through 2014. The Four Cortex A53 cores based on more energy efficient ARMv8 architecture, are clocked at 1.2 GHz.

Battery capacity is 2100 mAh and this time the battery will be removable. We will have to spend some more time with the device to know how much of a difference 64 bit computing will make, in improving battery longevity.

Display and Other Features

The display is sweet 5 inches in size with 1280 x 720p HD resolution. The IPS LCD technology is expected to render good viewing angles. HTC hasn’t mentioned any scratch resistant layer on top to protect the display from daily wear and tear.

On the software front, you will get Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6 UI on top. HTC Signature dual frontal stereo speakers are also present for powerful Audio experience. Other features include 4G LTE (Desire 620),3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS.

Desire 620 is moderately heavy at 160 grams and will be available in Marble White and Grey color options. HTC is sticking to its Dual Shot styling (which adds a second color ascent) in this one as well.

Comparison

The Desire 620 will compete with phones like Lenovo Vibe X2, Huawei Honor 6, ZTE Grand S II, Moto G 2nd Gen and upcoming Xiaomi Mi4.

Key Specs

Model HTC Desire 620
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,100 mAh
Price Approx $225

What we Like

  • 5 Inch HD Display
  • 64 Bit Snapdragon 410 SoC
  • 4G LTE support

What we Don’t Like

  • No Android Lollipop

Conclusion

The new HTC Smartphone has been priced at approx $225 and if HTC Manages to keep it under 15,000 INR in markets like India, it will be a very viable option. HTC Desire 620 combines 64 bit computing and HTD Design expertise with other standard hardware to keep the price in check. This approach could work for HTC in India.

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