Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) Taiwan's HTC Corp. has unveiled an upgraded
version of its price-competitive mid-tier Desire 820 smartphone that
hopes to capitalize on consumers' newfound passion of taking
self-portraits, or "selfies."
Announced Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,
the Desire 826 brings UltraPixel technology to the front-facing camera
of an HTC phone for the first time, helping users take sharp
self-portraits in any light condition.
The new handset comes equipped with a 5.5-inch full-HD display, a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB
of internal storage capacity, a micro-SD card slot for memory
expansion and 4G LTE connectivity, the Taiwanese company said in a
Also, HTC is raising the bar for the mobile audio experience by
integrating Dolby Audio surround sound technology into its BoomSound
front-facing speakers on the Desire 826 to deliver a multi-channel
HTC said the Desire 826 will be available with mobile operators
and major retailers in the Asia-Pacific region at the end of January
and will roll out in other regions in subsequent months.
Shares of HTC fell 1.40 percent to NT$141.0 (US$4.41) on Tuesday
(By Jeffrey Wu)