Customers look at HTC smartphones in a mobile phone shop in Taipei
Customers look at HTC smartphones in a mobile phone shop in Taipei in this July 30, 2013 file photo. Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC Corp said on May 6, 2014 it projects revenue in April-June to almost match that of a year earlier thanks primarily to sales of new flagship One M8 beating those of its predecessor. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

HTC has recently unveiled the much-awaited Desire 826 smartphone at the CES 2015 event. The handset is reportedly the first in the Desire series of smartphones to run Android 5.0 Lollipop straight out of the box.

In comparison, the HTC Desire 826 looks a lot like the camera-phone HTC Desire EYE. In addition to the outer design and overall look, the latest handset is slightly bigger and heavier than the Desire EYE. Also, the handset is 7.9 mm thick and weighs 183 g, says Phone Arena.

When it comes to key HTC Desire 826 features, the handset boasts a humongous 5.5-inch display bundled with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution. Under the hood, the handset is powered by an octacore 64-bit (Qualcomm Snapdragon 615) processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz and backed by a respectable 2 GB of RAM. As mentioned earlier, the handset runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop along with HTC Sense UI on top of it.

Moving on to the camera configuration, there is a 13 MP rear-facing unit, in addition to a 4 MP UltraPixel snapper at the front, which was last seen in the flagship HTC One (M8). Moreover, this handset also gets the Desire EYE software suite of camera-specific features. As far as the memory goes, the Desire 826 comes equipped with 16 GB of internal storage capacity with microSD card support for expansion.

Furthermore, the phone supports LTE connectivity and HTC BoomSound feature with Dolby Audio on board. Lastly, the whole configuration is held together and powered by a modest 2,600 mAh battery unit.

Even though the pricing details have not been revealed so far, the availability information has been disclosed. The HTC Desire 826 will debut in Asia-Pacific region and the handset will hit the store shelves by late-January, notes GSM Arena. It is worth noting that this Desire handset will be available outside the Asia-Pacific region as well. HTC has indirectly confirmed the global availability by introducing a segment called "Tell me when the HTC Desire 826 is available" on its website. Potential buyers can leave their email and country name so that HTC will inform the buyer when the device becomes available in the chosen region.

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