HTC Desire 526 Specs & Price

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The newly-launched HTC Desire 526 is a mid-range Android smartphone, which represents a slight improvement on the more affordable Desire 520, which also just launched. It packs an improved display compared to the other phone, but offers the same robust processor and fast browsing speeds.

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HTC Desire 526


Display and Camera

This smartphone improves slightly on the size of the HTC Desire 520’s screen with a touch display measuring 4.7 inches diagonally. The touchscreen also has an improved resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, enhancing the sharpness of the display.

On the camera front, HTC Desire 526 is the same as the other devices it was launched with. It has an impressive 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and back-illuminated sensor (BSI). There is also a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter for taking selfies. The cameras have HD (720p) video recording capability.

Performance and OS

HTC Desire 526 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor which is clocked at 1.1 GHz. The chip is paired with 1.5 GB of RAM to enable it handle decent multitasking and offer acceptable degree of responsiveness.

Very recent Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system provides the platform for running the Desire 526, promising exciting user experience similar to that of the HTC flagship smartphone One M9. The software is coated with HTC Sense skin.

Miscellaneous Specs

HTC provides 8 GB of onboard storage on its Desire 526 and you will also be able to expand the storage allocation by as much as 2 TB via the phone’s microSD card – that is quite impressive for a device not overly expensive. HTC Desire 526 also packs an equally amazing 2000mAh battery which looks like one capable of supporting long hours of use.

Also notable is the fact that the HTC Desire 526 is said to be LTE compatible, meaning you are in for blazing browsing and download speeds. Connectivity features also include microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz).

Pricing and availability

HTC Desire 526 is not available in Nigeria, but will soon be available in the United States. When available, you can buy the smartphone at leading online stores in Nigeria. HTC Desire 526 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N25,000 to N35,000, depending on your location in the country.

HTC Desire 526 Specs

Here are a few specs of the HTC Desire 526:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop), HTC Sense 7 UI
  • Processor: 1.1GHz quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 210)
  • GPU: Adreno 304
  • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black
  • Dimension:
  • Weight:
  • SIM Type:
  • SIM Count:


  • Display: 4.7-inch Touch Display, 540 x 960 pixels (234ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, 720p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21.1Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor:
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 2000 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Standby Time:
  • Talktime:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HTC Desire 526 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 13th, 2019
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