Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC had launched its mid-range smartphone HTC Desire 530 along with the HTC Desire 825 and Desire 630 at the MWC 2016 earlier this year. HTC’s Desire series is one of its most selling series and we had been waiting for a while for the launch of the Desire 530. Thankfully, the tech giant has finally made the Desire 530 available for sale in the US.
The Desire 530 sports a 5-inch 720p display and is powered by a low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset coupled with a decent 1.5GB of RAM. The device offers 16GB of internal storage which can be further upgraded up to 256GB via microSD card and packs a modest battery of 2200mAh. In the camera department, it features an 8MP primary shooter with f/2.4 aperture and there is a 5MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling. The device runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The device is only available in the Sprinkle White colour option at a price of $179. It is currently being sold through HTC’s official website and is expected to be made available with other offline and online retailers soon.
The Desire 530 doesn’t seem to offer anything out-of-the-box except for the sprinkled paint design on the rear, especially when its competitors are providing features like fingerprint sensor in this price range. The fate of this device is still unknown but HTC seriously needs to think of new strategies to gain back its lost momentum.
Stay tuned for more news and updates.