The Taiwanese-based company noted that Verizon and T-Mobile would carry the handset, but also said that HTC itself would make it available Unlocked straight from its online store. Some are already seeing the Desire 530 available at Best Buy around select parts of the country.
As a quick refresher, the Desire 530 features a 5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 210 processor, 16GB of storage, 1.5GB RAM, a 5MP front camera, an 8MP rear camera and a 2,200mAh battery. The handset is also running Android 6.0.
The HTC Desire 530 was announced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress alongside a handful of other Desire handsets.
The Desire 530 comes in Blue Lagoon, Sprinkle White or Stratus White. Color and availability is, of course, up to the carriers offering the handset, but HTC says they’ll make an unlocked version in Sprinkle White available later this month for $180.
We’ve got the press release below.
HTC DESIRE 530 COMING TO THE U.S. WITH UNIQUE MICRO SPLASH DESIGN
Streetwear inspired design and stand-out features headed to prepaid and postpaid customers beginning this month
Seattle, Wash., July 7, 2016 – HTC America Inc., a leader in mobile innovation, announces the U.S. release of the new HTC Desire 530 smartphone, with impressive audio and great cameras. Customized with a specially created micro splash effect on the polycarbonate shell, every phone is both personal and unique.
“At HTC we want to bring people the most progressive devices with features customers love,” said Nigel Newby-House, AVP of Product Planning at HTC. “The new HTC Desire 530 is the most unique Desire available – combining our micro splash finish with impressive audio and high quality cameras, all at an incredible price.”
The Desire 530’s 5 megapixel front-facing camera feature Auto Selfie and Voice Selfie modes that allow you to snap away without pressing a button. The rear-facing 8 megapixel camera has a built-in BSI sensor that increases the amount of light captured, for great images whatever time of day. Additional features like burst shot and sweep panorama allow you to freeze movement and create professional looking landscape photos, with Google Photos providing storage for pictures and videos.
The Desire 530 comes with HTC BoomSound® profile, coupled with a high quality amp that boosts volume and bass to without distorting the sound.
With a 5-inch HD display, the Desire 530 is powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon quad-core processor and runs Android 6.0.
The Desire 530 comes in Blue Lagoon, Sprinkle White or Stratus White.
The HTC Desire 530 will be available from prepaid and postpaid U.S. wireless providers T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, in addition to. Each will confirm the colors and model availability.
will offer an unlocked version of Sprinkle White for $179 later this month.