The HTC Corp has today announced the launch of the HTC Desire 620, a follow up to the 610 model.
The design fits in with the rest of the Desire range, but incorporates what HTC’s publicity team has termed a “bold and playful edge” – which I’m pretty sure is sales speak for ‘whatever appeals to YOU’, but the phone does look rather handsome, and I suppose the Saffron Gray edition (pictured) does look a bit ‘playful’ given the bright orange. The other colours look more sleek and neat. (I’d go for the Saffron, if anyone’s keeping score of my ongoing wishlist.)
“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.”
– Peter Frølund, UK and Nordics General Manager, HTC Corp
The Desire 620 uses the same two-tone palette as the Desire EYE and Desire 820, and so far it’s set to come in three colour themes: Santorini White (which sounds like a dye option from Assassin’s Creed) – white with blue accent; Tuxedo Gray – matte grey with a light grey accent; and Saffron Gray – matte grey with an orange accent.
It uses a Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm processor (which, at 1.2 GHz, is available on the 620 only), along with Android 4.4 and HTC Sense 6, to power games and videos. This also helps to keep things fluid when running lots of programmes and means that the transition between screens should remain smooth even when multi-tasking.
With 4G LTE support (again, at 800/900/1800/2600 MHz, only available on this phone), the 620 is set to surpass any 3G connection and can deliver speeds of 150 mbps, which will make for smoother and faster video viewing and loading.
The main camera is 8 megapixels and the front 5 megapixels, and there is an option to capture video at 1080p on both (which normally implies an excellent level of picture quality). The phone has a 5” high definition display and comes with the HTC BlinkFeed for keeping up with news and social feeds.
Personally, I do like the look of the Desire 620 and the last HTC phone I had (the Desire S) was definitely a favourite, so I’ll be keeping an eye on this one for when my contract runs out (I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom).