We're not sure what HTC is doing but the Taiwanese company just introduced a new variant of the old HTC Desire 626. The large display mid-range phone that launched February last year has got a new version in the form of the HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM. It's obvious what HTC added here--this one now features Dual SIM support. HTC could have at least changed the number on the name but the company chose to retain 626--placing the model now together with the HTC Desire 626s and the Taiwan-exclusive Desire 626G+ also released last year.
Over the weekend, HTC rolled out the Desire 626 Dual SIM in India. So this is the country-specific variant of a one-year old phone model. It's definitely an improved version with its Dual SIM capability. Other specs include a 5-inch screen, 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, microSD card slot, 4G/LTE connectivity, 5MP front-facing camera, 13MP rear camera (with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, 28mm lens, BSI sensor), and a 2000mAh battery. Phone only runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.
The HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM is currently available in India for Rs. 14,990 which is about $220 in the US. Phone will be available in two color options only: White Birch and Blue Lagoon. Expect more major retailers in India to offer the Android phone in the next few days.