We’re pretty certain at this point, because of multiple leaks and HTC hints, that the company’s March 1 press event in Barcelona will be used as the venue for the launch of its 2015 flagship smartphone. But it also may be used as a launchpad for another new device, one whose existence was picked up on last month. Now the phone has passed through Chinese certification agency TENAA, so we have some fresh images as well as some HTC Desire 626 leaked specs to examine.
TENAA reports that the phone has a 5″ 720p display, and currently has Android 4.4 KitKat as its operating system. It’s powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek processor and looks to have 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage space, the latter of which is expandable through microSD. There seemingly is a 13MP rear camera, with a 5MP front-facer to back it up, both of these numbers being quite impressive for the low-end phone this is shaping up to be.
The Desire 626 looks to be an affordable option that’ll make its way to Asia, so it isn’t much to get excited over, but it most certainly is another reason to remain in anticipation of HTC’s March 1 Mobile World Congress unveil event.