Since the beginning of the year, HTC expanded its 2016 smartphone lineup with new offerings, including the latest flagship phone – the HTC 10 – as well as a handful of mid-range terminals carrying the “Desire” brand. As you may recall, last week a so-called HTC Desire 628 was also briefly spotted on HTC’s official website in Vietnam, signaling an imminent market release. Sure enough, this week the HTC Desire 628 made a second appearance in the same region and on the same website, where the smartphone now seems to have been silently and officially introduced.
The HTC Desire 628 Dual SIM made a comeback on the official HTC Vietnam website this week, and this time around it looks like the smartphone is there to stay. However, at the moment pricing and availability details are missing, but on the bright side, the smartphone’s specifications have been officially confirmed. Thus, the HTC Desire 628 Dual SIM is equipped with a 5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1280 x 720 and a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch, an unspecified octa-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz per core (presumably the MediaTek MT6753 SoC), 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory expandable through a microSD card slot capable of reading up to an additional 2 TB of external storage. In the camera department, the HTC Desire 628 Dual SIM flaunts a 13-megapixel main shooter with an f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm focal length, HDR mode, and “beautifying” features, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing unit with an f/2.4 aperture, selfie voice capture, selfie automatic capture, and face recognition features.
All of the components inside the HTC Desire 628 draw energy from a 2,200 mAh battery wrapped in a chassis measuring 146.9 x 70.9 x 9.8 mm and weighing 142 grams. Additionally, the smartphone supports 4G LTE Cat.4, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/, and runs an unspecified version of Android OS (possibly Android 6.0 Marshmallow) covered by the HTC Sense proprietary user interface. It’s also worth noting that, unlike the HTC 10, the HTC Desire 628 retains the old BoomSound speaker formula accommodating two front-facing stereo speakers. Needless to say, HTC unveiled pretty much all there is to know in regards to what makes the HTC Desire 628 Dual SIM tick, but sadly it looks like prospective customers may have to wait a bit longer for pricing and availability details to emerge. However, in light of these recent events, the handset's market release should now be just around the corner, at least in Vietnam and possibly China.