HTC Launches The Desire 826 At CES 2015 – A Mid Ranger With An Ultrapixel Selfie Cam

HTC has some impressive devices out on the market, but one area their pushing that not everyone knows about is the Desire lineup. These low-end to mid-range smartphones do a great job for their price points, and HTC has done a great job creating each and every one of them. The latest in the lineup was just launched at CES 2015, the Desire 826, and it’s got a couple tricks up it’s sleeve.

The Desire 826 is a mid-ranger with modest specifications. A 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,600 mAh battery under the hood. Up front is a 5.5″ inch, 1920×1080 display along with HTC’s signature Boomsound speakers. On the back is a 13MP camera, but it’s the front facer we care about this time.



HTC’s previous phones like the One M8 and One M7 both packed “Ultrapixel” cameras on the back which were good, but always seemed to underwhelm. Now HTC has found another use for that camera tech, the front facer. The 4MP Ultrapixel camera sits up front for selfie lovers. The resolution might not be mind blowing, but the low-light performance should make up for that. 

The phone also bring Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense on top. Availability with start in Asia first, and could possibly see release elsewhere down the road. Would you buy it?