HTC is continuing to upgrade its smartphones from the Desire line and the next one on the list is the 626s model, which is one of the two successors of the original Desire 626, but with low specs. The other variant is 626G+ and the only things that are different about it compared to the 626 model are the processor (32-bit Cortex-A7) and the RAM capacity (1GB). While the latter still runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the Desire 626s has just received the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, being upgraded from Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The Desire 626s was released in July 2015 and nobody thought that this entry level phone will ever receive Google’s latest firmware. But Sprint carrier has announced that the device will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow over-the-air, an update that comes with new features such as Doze, App permissions, Google Now on Tap, tweaked clock and Apps menu, adoptable storage etc.
The specs of the Desire 626s include a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 294ppi, a Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 chipset that’s powered by a weak quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7 processor backed by an Adreno 304 GPU and 1GB of RAM, and the internal memory has a capacity of 8GB, but by adding a microSD card, you can get a capacity of up to 256GB. Unfortunately, the photos don’t have the best quality, as the resolution of the main camera is 8MP (downgraded from 13MP, as the Desire 823 is offering) and it supports on LED flash, but no other important features. The secondary camera is more recommendable for video calls than for taking selfies, as its resolution is 2MP (downgraded from 5MP). As for the battery, it’s non-removable and with a capacity of 2000mAh. Its body is made of plastic and has a dual-tone design. It weights 138.9 grams and measures 146.8 x 70.9 x 8.1 mm.