HTC is a household name in the smartphone industry, but things haven’t been good for the company lately, but a turnaround is expected ever since the release of HTC 10.
In 2015, the company released the flagship HTC One M9, a phone that has been labeled by many as a failure, especially after the Taiwanese tech giant recorded dismal performances in the smartphone industry. However, this was not the only phone released by the company last year. In addition to the flagships, there was also a number of mid-range devices from the company, namely HTC Desire 626.
The phone was released early last year and it came running on Android KitKat out of the box. The device comes in two variants namely the HTC Desire 626s and Desire 626G+. While the two phones are pretty much the same, the latter carries a lower-end 32-bit processor as well as half the memory available on the former. Furthermore, the two devices were not released at the same time. The HTC Desire 626s followed the Desire 626 later in the summer of 2015 and unlike its counterpart, it was based on Android Lollipop.
Many thought this will be the last OS the Desire 626s will see, but as it seems, Sprint is currently rolling out Android Marshmallow for this mid-ranger. As for the Sense UI, the version will remain unchanged. It is not known when other variants of the HTC Desire 626s will start receiving the Marshmallow OS, but the fact that Sprint is already lining up the OS should mean the OS will be rolling out soon.
With the update, users of HTC Desire 626s will now be able to access the likes of Doze, enhanced apps permissions system, a better Google Now as well as adoptable storage, among other system-wide enhancements and improvements.
The HTC Desire 626s comes with a display unit of 5-inches with 720p resolution. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 210 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 304 GPU, has onboard storage of 8GB and a main camera of 8MP and front selfie camera of 2MP. For those using the T-Mobile variant, there is 1.5GB of RAM whereas other variants come with only 1GB RAM.
Given the reduced number of pixels the screen has, there is little to worry about the 2000mAh battery offered on this phone, for it offers great battery life. Now that App Standby and Doze features are coming in, expect even more battery life from this phone.