Seemingly designed as a successor to the recent Desire 820, the HTC Desire 826 packs a large 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 display, 2GB of RAM and a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with four cores clocked at 1.7GHz and four at 1GHz.
That already puts it at the upper end of the mid-range, but it's also set to run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and has a four-UltraPixel front-facing camera, which should help selfies come out better when the light isn't perfect.
An affordable Eye?
The rear snapper is 13MP and the Desire 826 has a 2,600mAh battery, 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot. Its design is reminiscent of the HTC Desire Eye, albeit not quite as compact, coming in at 158 x 77.5 x 7.9mm and 183g.
Like most HTC phones it's got front-facing BoomSound speakers and looks like a solid handset, though how desirable it is will largely depend on the price, which hasn't been revealed yet.
We do know though that it's set to launch in the Asia-Pacific region later this month. Hopefully it will then move on to the rest of the world, but again that's not yet been revealed.
- There's plenty more happening at CES 2015.