In November 2016, HTC had introduced the Desire 650 exclusively for Taiwan markets. And now, just two days ahead of a major event, HTC has announced the worldwide release of Desire 650. The successor of Desire 630 will be released worldwide in February. Desire 650 isn’t a flagship by any means – it’s a mid-range smartphone and that is why the worldwide release at this point in time is quite interesting.
HTC Desire 650 worldwide release in February
The phone was launched in early December in Taiwan, HTC’s home country. In February, the HTC Desire 650 releases worldwide. HTC Desire 650, as we mentioned, is an affordable mid-range phone. Powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage (which fortunately is expandable to 256GB), HTC Desire 650 comes with a 13MP primary camera (with autofocus, LED flash) and 5MP front camera. Apart from the standard HDR and panoramic modes, the camera offers a custom selfie mode. Sporting a 5-inch 720×1280 display, the phone runs on Android v6.0 Marshmallow and is fueled by a non-removable Li-ion 2200 mAh battery. With standard GSM/HSPA/LTE network technology support, HTC Desire supports Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, NFC and microUSB v2.0.
As for the audio, HTC Desire 650 has stereo speakers above and below the screen. The back panel is divided into two parts, the bottom sporting a unique pattern exclusively designed to provide better grip. With HTC’s BoomSound technology, you can expect hi-res audio quality.
HTC to announce three new devices at a major event
The worldwide release of HTC Desire 650 comes at an interesting point in time, given that HTC is holding an event in just two days from now – January 12, 2017 – where it’s expected to unveil three new devices. It looks like HTC has strategically announced the worldwide release of the mid-range affordable HTC Desire 650 before it announces the three flagship devices two days from now.