All these new handsets launch withAndroid Marshmallow with HTC Sense, but HTC has confirmed to us that this is the slightly more refined version of Sense that launched on the One A9, with less bloat and duplication, which is a good thing.

Due to rising competition in the midrange from the budding Chinese players HTC has been going through a tough patch in the market and below par response for their past year flagship aka the One M8 hasn’t helped out either. Coming in four colours – Carbon Grey, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold and Cooper Rose – the phone has a 5.5-inch full HD screen.

The HTC Desire 530 has the uniquely-painted exterior, but the only audio goodie is the pair of speakers on the front (no fancy headphones, no Hi-Res audio certification).

HTC got back in action at MWC 2016, Barcelona. Oh, and it’s also a dual (nano) SIM device, while the 530 is single-SIM. It’ll be interesting to see if it pays off the HTC. Commenting on the design of the new Desire phone, Chialin Chang, President of Sales, HTC said,”HTC has built its reputation on pairing industry-leading design with smart features”. All three Desire handsets have a native resolution of 1280×720, with the new Desire smartphones running Android 6.0 with HTC Sense on top. The phones feature polycarbonate exteriors, which have been treated with a micro-splash process that creates a unique pattern of paint specs for each phone. If you’re not feeling the speckled look, though, you’ll have the option of buying a non-speckled phone as well.

Moving on to the Desire 630 which for the most part is the same exact phone but with a smaller display measuring at 5-inches and a tiny 2200mAh battery. It’s a relatively slim, ergonomic little phone available in dual-color “micro-splash” configurations – Stratus White Remix and Graphite Gray Remix.

The X9 takes its design cues from the metal unibodies that HTC has used since the M7. The HTC Desire 630 has the same size and display as the 530, but with a Snapdragon 400 processor, a 2GB RAM, 13MP main cam and 5MP front-facing one.

Finally, there’s the Desire 530 which is an entry-level handset featuring a 5-inch 720p panel,Snapdragon 210 processor along with 1.5GB of RAM. The Desire 630 raises those numbers up to a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 with 2GB of RAM, but it’s still not an experience I’d recommend. The front camera is 5MP.

Hi-Res Audio also features in the Desire 630.

HTC has not reached out to us in regard to the pricing and availability of these two.

Last updated on: Feb 22, 2016 @ 5:15 pm