HTC has released the Desire 626s exactly a year ago, with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and T-Mobile has started rolling out the latest 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware on July 19. Now, Sprint is making its subscribers happy, but before they download the installation file that weighs in at 835MB, they must connect to a wireless network.
If you haven’t bought the Desire 626s yet, head to Sprint’s stores and sign up for a contract. It’s worth buying this cheap low-end device, because you’ll take advantage of the new features that Google has brought last fall, such as Doze mode, which optimizes the battery life of the device when it’s not in use; Google Now on Tap – which provides information based on what you’re seeing on your screen; adoptable storage; app permissions etc.
The update should roll out over-the-air, but if you won’t receive it in the next days, don’t panic. You can still manually check for the update on your device, or you can choose to download the full RUU file (1.26GB) and flash it to your phone.
The HTC Desire 626s has a two-tone design and a plastic exterior, it measures 146.8 x 70.9 x 8.1 mm and weights 138.9 grams. On the back, in the upper left corner, it has a circular camera of 8MP with LED flash, and on the front side, above the 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a 2MP selfie camera. Inside, it houses a Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 chipset with a quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7 processor backed by Adreno 304 graphics and 1GB of RAM, while the T-Mobile variant supports 1.5GB of RAM. The internal memory has a reasonable capacity of 8GB, which can be expanded up to 256GB with a microSD card, but the battery is very small, of only 2000mAh, and it’s non-removable.
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