HTC has recently announced its Desire 650 Android smartphone will be released globally starting next month. The smartphone was first introduced in November last year in its home country, where it started going on sale in December.
Although, there has not been the list of countries where the Desire 650 will be landing on, the Taiwanese smartphone company just releases the HTC Desire 650 in a few markets including Europe and some other international markets. In the UK, the Desire 650 will go on sale in Dark Blue and Lime Light color options.
In terms of specs, the HTC Desire 650 isn’t a smartphone having an impressive hardware at all. It comes with a 5” TFT LCD HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass for protection. The smartphone is powered the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core chipset, which is very outdated for a device introducing in 2017. The chipset is packed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be acceptable for an entry-level device.
At the back of Desire 650 is a 13MP main camera with an f/2.2 aperture, 28mm lens and an LED flash. On the front is a 5MP camera with an f/2.8 aperture lens and HDR support for selfies and video calls. Moving to multimedia features, the Desire 650 is also supported for High-Res Audio tech as well as BoomSound Audio (but only available when using headphones).
Other smart connectivity such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, and Micro USB 2.0 are also included. To keep all features works normally is a small 2200mAh capacity battery, so you could not expect a great battery life from this handset.
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But there is plus when the Desire 650 features a unique back that is half smooth and half grooved, which looks cool, and brings a better grip for users. As for software, the Desire 650 runs HTC’s Sense UI overlay based Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow when out of the box. However as it’s an entry-level smartphone, we should not hope a Nougat update rolled out for the device