HTC Desire 530 listed online, February 23 launch date

A potential HTC Desire 530 smartphone has been listed on a Dutch retailer’s website and it’s the first time we hear about it. The listing doesn’t mention any specs, but does reveal a few key points on the Desire 530’s release.

For one, its price will be just above €190, positioning it in the lower mid-range segment. Additionally, the retailer expects to have it in stock on February 23, hinting at an MWC announcement a couple of days earlier. The last bit of the Desire 530 puzzle, uncovered today, is the color options, of which there will be at least two – Stratus White and Graphite Gray.

HTC Desire 526

The HTC Desire 530 will likely be sold alongside the existing Desire 526, released last August, rather than replace it. The current model comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display (540×960 pixels, not to be mistaken with QHD) and a modest Snapdragon 210 inside. With 8GB of storage and 1.5GB of RAM it’s not exactly a powerhouse, and don’t expect the 530 to be one either.