HTC is currently dominating the mobile tech world thanks to the recently announced HTC 10 as well as the prospects of being named Google’s partner OEM in the making of the 2016 Nexus devices.
In a bid to take advantage of the current focus on its services and products, the Taiwanese company announced a new HTC Desire 830 smartphone. Unlike the 10, the Desire series is considered as a mid-range class and as a result, the new Desire 830 is nothing more than a mid-range smartphone.
As for now, the HTC Desire 830 is only available in Taiwan and it comes in to take the place of the outgoing, but still magnificent HTC Desire 820. The fact that the phone is meant for mid and low-end users, it comes with a plastic build, but as usual with HTC devices, you will love the BoomSound speakers that are located at the top and bottom of the phone’s display.
As for the specs on board the Desire 830, the phone has measurements of 157.5 mm by 78.9 mm by 7.79 mm. This frame houses a 5.5-inch screen with 1080p resolution and you will notice that the sides, speakers and the phone’s camera ring are in accent colors. As far as the color variants are concerned, the HTC Desire 830 is currently available in red and blue.
As mentioned earlier, the Desire series is a mid-range lineup of smartphones and as such, the newly released HTC Desire 830 comes with mid-range hardware specs as well. These include an 8-core MediaTek Helio X10 chipset, similar to what is appearing in the company’s refreshed version of last year’s flagship dubbed the HTC One M9 Prime Camera Edition – a phone that is apparently available in some parts of Europe. However, this SoC has a speed of 1.5GHz as opposed to the 2.2GHz managed by the one installed on the Prime Camera Edition.
Digging further deeper the Desire 830 phone will reveal a decent RAM of 3GB as well as onboard storage of 32GB, which can also be expanded using a microSD card of up to 128GB. On the rear end of the 830 is a 13MP snapper equipped with OIS and has an aperture of f/2.0. The front-facing panel has a 4MP UltraPixel snapper that ensures you get the best selfies and video calls. This selfie camera also carries the same aperture as the rear snapper. HTC went for a 2800mAh battery unit to keep the Desire 830 going.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the HTC Desire 830 is valued at about $310. However, there is no mention of when exactly, or even if, this device will be headed to other markets.