HTC’s #Desire530 was originally announced back in February this year, so it’s not a new device by any means. The company has now launched the smartphone in the U.S. via #Verizon. The smartphone is a budget offering at best, but is still available on postpaid and not prepaid as one would have expected. Customers will have to shell out $6/month for two years or get the device at full retail for $144.
It’s a pretty exciting device for the price, especially in terms of features. While it’s not an all-metal body, HTC has been mindful enough to use front facing stereo speakers. I’m not a big fan of the back panel which has patterns designed like stars, but that’s a subjective opinion.
The Desire 530 comes equipped with a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 SoC, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, 16GB of expandable storage, 1.5GB of RAM, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a 2,200 mAh battery.
The handset is available for purchase right away from Verizon.