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HTC's slick, budget-friendly Desire 530 is heading stateside

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HTC first showed off its Desire 530 back in February at Mobile World Congress. Now, the 5-inch smartphone is coming to the US.

Like most of the company's phones, the Desire 530 looks slick. It sports a trim 8.3mm profile and has a thin bezel on either side of its screen. On the back you'll find what HTC calls a "multi splash" design -- it looks like spots of paint on a blank canvas (which is much nicer than it sounds).

Available on T-Mobile and Verizon, the Desire is a phone for the budget conscious, with an unlocked version coming to HTC's website "later this month" for $179.

For that price, you'll get the following specs:

  • 5-inch, 1,280x720-pixel resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 2,200 mAh battery
  • 16GB of internal storage, up to 256GB of expandable storage

On the back you'll find an 8-megapixel camera, while the snapper on the front weighs in at 5 megapixels. That front camera comes with "Auto Selfie" and "Voice Selfie" features, which let you take selfies without pressing a button.

The Desire 530 will be available in three colors -- Blue Lagoon, Sprinkle White and Stratus White.

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HTC desire 530 (white)

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Service Provider not specified
  • Diagonal Size 5.0 in
  • Weight 4.94 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Technology GSM/HSPA/LTE
  • Additional Features Dual microphones