HTC announced the Desire 530 at MWC 2016 this February. It went on sale in USA via HTC (unlocked) and T-Mobile back in July. Starting today, it is available for order (online) on Verizon and will be available in stores from August 11. It has been priced at US $6 per month on a 2 year contract, which adds up to a retail price of $144 (i.e. $16 less than T-Mobile’s price).
In case you already use a Verizon service and activate a new connection, you can get the Desire 530 for just $2 per month along with the same 2 year contract. In that case, you just have to pay $48 over 2 years. If you plan to upgrade an existing connection, you will get $50 off the $144 retail price, in case you order it online with device payment. Also, Verizon is giving an offer for Prepaid users as well. If you get a Prepaid connection, you will get the device for just $99.99. Check the specifications and features of the budget HTC handset below.
HTC Desire 530 Specifications
The HTC Desire 530 sports a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD Super LCD display that is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor with Adreno 304 GPU. It comes with 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory which is expandable via microSD card. The smartphone runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box with HTC’s Sense 7.0 UI on top of it.
On the camera front, the Desire 530 has a 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, BSI sensor, f/2.4 aperture and HD 720p video recording. It has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The phablet is 8.3 mm thick and weighs 140 grams. It supports Single / Dual (nano) SIM, depending on the region.
The Desire 530 comes with 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS as connectivity options. The smartphone has a 2,200 mAh battery under the hood.