Cricket Wireless will launch the HTC Desire 520 on Friday, September 11

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Earlier today, Cricket Wireless took to its official website to announce that starting tomorrow Friday, September 11, it will start exclusively selling HTC’s latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Desire 520. The handset will be available to purchase for just $99 on any of the carrier’s prepaid tariffs.

The Desire 520 is a pretty impressive entry-level device, packing a 4.5-inch display, a 1.1GHz Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor, an Adreno 304 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 2,000mAh Li-Ion battery.

If you want to find out more then check out the full press release below:

Starting tomorrow, Cricket will be the only U.S. carrier offering the new HTC Desire® 520 smartphone for $99.99 with activation on a smartphone plan. This fully-loaded 4G LTE device is a great choice for customers who want the best of both worlds – fun features and fast performance.

Entertainment Value: The HTC Desire® 520 includes two cameras and a cool “Double Exposure” function letting you combine photos for artistic effects. It also comes with 720p video and “Zoe® Highlights” which allows you to share photos and videos in Hollywood-type mini movies. And you can use HTC BlinkFeed®, a live home screen, to automatically get content from news feeds and social media content tailored to you.

Performance & Savings: Powered by the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and a quad-core processor, the HTC Desire® 520 lets you work hard and play hard. You can download files and browse online, all at lightning fast 4G LTE speeds. And the phone’s Extreme Power Saving Mode is a life saver – the HTC Desire® 520 can last more than a week on a full charge or overnight on just 10 percent juice.

Smartphones start as low as $19.99 when you bring your number to Cricket! Starting tomorrow, those who bring their number to Cricket can get great phones for $19.99 including the LG Risio with activation on a smartphone plan.

It’s a great time to switch – Cricket offers generous high-speed data access allotments, making Cricket’s wireless plans even more attractive. Cricket’s Basic, Smart, and Pro plans are $35, $45 and $55 each, after a $5 monthly Auto Pay credit, for those who enroll in AutoPay. And Cricket has a network with more 4G LTE network coverage than T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint, or Boost.


About the Author: Josh Levenson

Josh is an avid Android enthusiast who writes news, reviews and the occasional how-to articles. He lives in the UK and is fascinated by anything technical. He enjoys stripping and rebuilding vintage Macs and is a keen amateur photographer. Currently, his smartphone of choice is the HTC One (M8), but he has a sneaky suspicion that’s going to change when the Galaxy Note 4 finally hits the shelves.