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HTC Desire 620 arriving in early 2015

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HTC's successor to the Desire 610 will share the same two-tone colour scheme as the Desire Eye

HTC has announced the Desire 620, the successor to its mid-range Desire 610 handset. Arriving in early 2015, the Desire 620 will have a 5in screen with a 1,280×720 resolution and it will be powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. 

Surprisingly, the phone will run Android 4.4 KitKat rather than the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, but as with every HTC phone, it will be skinned with HTC’s Sense 6 interface, giving you access to HTC’s BlinkFeed social media app. It also supports 4G LTE, with HTC claiming it will be able to deliver download speeds of 150mbps. 

Much like the Desire Eye, HTC’s top-end selfie phone, the Desire 620 will have a two-tone accent design, adding a much needed dose of personality to its glossy chassis. It will be available in a range of colours, too, including Santorini White with a blue accent, Tuxedo Grey with a light grey accent and Saffron Grey with an orange accent. 

HTC Desire 620

Selfie-snappers will be pleased as well, as the Desire 620 will have a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with auto focus and a continuous shooting feature, as well as an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. You’ll also be able to capture 1,080p video on both the front and rear cameras.

“Our new HTC Desire model delivers the best of both worlds, combining a fresh, youthful design with powerful processing and super-fast connectivity. The HTC Desire 620 is the perfect choice for entertainment lovers looking for an affordable smartphone that balances quality performance with stunning design” said Peter Frølund, UK and Nordics General Manager, HTC Corporation.

There’s currently no word on how much the phone will cost SIM-free, but we’d hope it would be in the same ball park as the Desire 610, which was around £230 when we reviewed it back in August. It will also be available on contract at Carphone Warehouse, EE, O2 and Three. 

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