HTC Desire 620 Release Date, Specs, News: New Budget Handset To Launch

HTC is going to release a more affordable and budget handset sometime next year, and has officially called the device, HTC Desire 620. While the new Android based device may not have high-end hardware, it does come with some interesting specs and features.

First and foremost, in regards to the release date of the HTC Desire 620, there's no exact date set yet. However, according to CNET, the device is set to hit stores in the United Kingdom in early 2015.

Moving into some of the specs and features of the device, the design is a good place to start, as it showcases the upcoming handset in a unique light. The new device will be based on the same scheme as the recent Desire 820, but its one-piece plastic shell has two colors instead of one.

On that note, the HTC Desire 620 will be available in three different color schemes, white with orange, white with blue, and two-shade grey.

CNET reports that while the device has a 5-inch display, that does not necessarily label it as a small phone. The HTC Desire 620 measures 150mm long, 73mm wide and 9.6mm thick (5.9 by 2.9 by 0.4 inches).

With regards to the display, it has a 1,280x720-pixel resolution, which has been reduced from the 1,920x1,080 pixels of the bold HTC Desire Eye. In terms of storage, HTC Desire 620 comes with 8GB, but can be supplemented by its microSD card slot, which supports cards up to 128GB.

Moving on to the device's hardware, GSMArena,says that the HTC Desire 620 will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC with a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, and a 2,100 mAh replaceable battery.

On that note, the upcoming gadget will support 4G LTE networks, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC.

Setting that aside, tech aficionados are most likely trying to find out what features the device and what version of Android it will run. With the HTC Desire 620, users can expect to run Android 4.4 KitKat. However, since this model is a budget style handset, it will not be able to run the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, according to CNET.

Techies interested in buying a device like this can expect it to release before the end of March in 2015. However, there's no word yet on its sale in other parts of the world beside the U.K.