Originally revealed back in November, the HTC Desire 620 has now been revealed to be heading to Europe next year.
It was previously thought that the Desire 620 may be staying in Taiwan, HTC’s home country, but thankfully it’s now been confirmed to be hitting the Western market, possibly by March of next year.
The obvious successor to the Desire 610, the 620 offers a solid set of mid-range specs to make for a pretty decent all-round smartphone, albeit one which won’t be setting any records for performance.
Boasting a 5” 720p display, you won’t be moaning about image quality when browsing with the handset, and with an 8 megapixel rear facing lens supported with a 5 megapixel front facer, pictures come out with a nice touch as well.
Inside the HTC handset we find 1GB RAM, 8GB storage which can be expanded upon through use of a MicroSD card and a Snapdragon 410 chipset.
Using a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the Desire 620 packs plenty of pace, and with a replaceable 2100mAh battery you should be lasting more than long enough for your everyday use.
In terms of software, we’re getting Android 4.4 KitKat to play with, possibly being upgradable at some point to Lollipop if HTC sees fit.
There is LTE compatibility, meaning 4G access is enabled for the Desire handset, making for faster internet browsing if you pick up a 4G tariff with it.
Available in three different styles, the Desire 620 comes in white, grey with a white accent and grey with an orange accent, all of which look like winners, giving fashion forward users some brilliant options to choose from.
In terms of price, we can expect the Desire 620 to cost approximately £180 sim-free, whilst contract deals will cost substantially less up front, with monthly costs of around £25 per month, depending on your tariff of course.
This makes it slightly more expensive than its main competitor, the Motorola Moto G, and with similar specs, makes it quite an interesting contest.
Whilst the lower price definitely makes the Motorola device enticing, the newer build and arguably better design for the HTC could swing things in its own favour.
As mentioned earlier, the Desire 620 won’t be hitting the European market ahead of Christmas, with a Q1 2015 launch being listed as the most possible release date.
This essentially means that HTC could well use a platform of CES or MWC, two of the year’s biggest technology conferences to actually release the Desire 620 into Europe.
Of course, HTC could be slightly more low-key about it as well, simply announcing details of the launch itself, rather than crowd its stalls too much at both conferences.
Written by Luke Hatfield