HTC first introduced its Desire 530 smartphone back in February early this year during the 2016 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, together with other handsets such as the Desire 630 and the Desire 825. The Desire 530 generated some buzz with regards to its design which was inspired by streetwear fashion (more on that later).
Fast forwarding to July, the Taiwanese phone maker is now ready to release the budget friendly Desire 530 in the United States mobile market by way of its official website and through major US carriers Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. According to HTC, the Desire 530 smartphone will be made available on both prepaid and postpaid options from Verizon and T-Mobile. However, HTC is planning to offer an unlocked variant of the device in a Sprinkle White avatar for a price of $179 before the end of this month.
For those who missed its unveiling, HTC’s Desire 530 smartphone comes with a 5 inch HD display screen, paired with an 8 megapixel camera on the rear side and a 5 megapixel camera on the front side. With regards to its hardware specifications, the handset is fitted with a four core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chip set, supported by 1.5 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) as well as 16 gigabytes of built in memory (expandable). The device also features a 2,200 mAh battery and is powered by Google’s Android Marshmallow. Other features include BoomSound speakers, Voice Selfie mode, and Auto Selfie mode, among many others.
As for its design, the Desire 530 boasts a unique micro splash treatment, which renders the smartphone’s polycarbonate frame with a splash dotted effect that makes every unit distinct from one another. The HTC Desire 530 comes with color options such as Blue Lagoon, Stratus White, and Sprinkle White. But it bears noting that on Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile, the colors may vary in availability.
Sure, the HTC Desire 530 is far from being a flagship device offering. But its specifications and features are actually not bad, considering its price. HTC has built quite a reputation for releasing mobile devices that are reliable in terms of quality but are also affordable, especially for mobile users who are budget conscious. The phone maker tries to continue that trend with the Desire 530, and other handsets belonging to the Desire lineup of smartphones. Want to try explore other HTC deals? You can start exploring HTC phones and plans at Wirefly today. You can also browse deals from Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile.
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