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HTC Desire 628 affordable smartphone now available

HTC Desire 628 affordable smartphone now available
HTC Desire 628 affordable smartphone now available
The 5-inch smartphone will be available in Sunset Blue and Cobalt White starting for 200 Euros up to 230 Euros depending on the RAM and storage space selection.

HTC has made available its 5-inch Desire 628 smartphone across parts of Europe. Core specifications include:

  • 5-inch HD display
  • Unnamed 1.3 GHz octa-core processor
  • 2/3 GB RAM
  • 16/32 GB eMMC w/ MicroSD support up to 2 TB
  • 13 MP f/2.0 rear + 5 MP f/2.4 front cameras
  • Dual-SIM (2x nano-SIM)
  • 142 g
  • 8.2 mm thick

The rear camera includes a 28 mm focal length and a back-illumited sensor (BSI) while the unnamed processor may be a MediaTek solution. Two SKUs are available with the entry-level model having 2 GB RAM and 16 GB eMMC for 200 Euros while the higher-end SKU is equipped with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC for 230 Euros.

The HTC Desire series is the manufacturer's budget lineup of smartphones designed to be very price competitive in contrast to the higher-end HTC M9 or or HTC 10 series. The manufacturer recently expressed interest in continuing its smartphone branch despite tepid sales. The Taiwanese manufacturer will also be responsible for at least two upcoming Nexus smartphones to be revealed later this year.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-08-20 (Update: 2016-08-20)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.