HTC Desire 530, Desire 630, Desire 825 & One X9 launched


Taiwanese firm, HTC, has unveiled three new Desire-range smartphones – the Desire 530, Desire 630, and Desire 825 smartphones, and the global variant One X9 smartphone, which was previously unveiled only for China.

All three Desire-range phones feature colourful rear panels and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense UI on top. They will be available at from March 2016, the firm added.


The Single SIM HTC Desire 530 features a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor.

This is further coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card.

The smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera alongside a 5-megapixel front camera and is backed by a 2200mAH battery.

The HTC Desire 630 also features a 5-inch HD display but unlike the Desire 530 will be available dual-SIM model only. It is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

The rest of its specifications are the same as the Desire 530 except for its rear camera which has 13 megapixel quality and also houses BoomSound technology.


The HTC Desire 825 shares a lot of identical innards with the Desire 630 smartphone. It however features a 5.5-inch HD display and packs a 2700mAh battery. It will be available in two variants – single-SIM and dual-SIM.

The handset also sports an integrated HTC Sensor Hub, which will let users keep tabs on well-being and record activity, gestures and movement, and will provide real-time stats.

The recorded data can be also automatically linked to fitness tracking apps such as Runtastic Running & Fitness, Runkeeper, Endomondo Running and Walking, and Google Fit.

The Desire 630 and 825 will come in Stratus White Remix with duo colour micro splash and Graphite Grey Remix with gold micro splash. The Desire 530, on the other hand, will come in Graphite Grey and Solid Stratus White block colours.


The HTC One X9 was also launched, featuring a similar design as the HTC One A9. Although pricing details weren’t mentioned, the smartphone is scheduled to be available in North Asia and EMEA from end of February 2016.

The HTC One A9 when it was launched came with a price tag of CNY 2,399 (roughly 75,000 Naira).

The One X9 is a dual-SIM (Nano-SIM card) handset running the latest Sense UI interface on top of Android. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution with a pixel density of 410ppi and also packs Corning Gorilla glass coating.

It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, clubbed with 3GB of RAM. The handset includes 32GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via a microSD card up to 2TB.

It has a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera and a front-facing 5-megapixel fixed-focus camera. The 4G LTE supporting HTC One X9 is backed by a 3000mAh battery.

“HTC has built its reputation on pairing industry-leading design with smart features. But with customers also seeking personalization, and individuality in addition to treating their phones as fashion accessories, we have needed to create something different. So today we’re launching the most unique Desire devices yet,” Chialin Chang, President of Sales at HTC said.