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


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.