It has been quite a while that HTC hasn’t done anything exclusive for United States market. It’s not just Samsung, HTC, Motorola or Sony, things have changed drastically in USA smartphone market. After Desire 626 and Desire 626s announced for United States market, HTC also launches Desire 520 and Desire 526 handset. The naming is pretty close to what Microsoft does for Lumia brand phones but all four devices from HTC are Android 5.1 powered handsets.HTC Desire 520

The Desire 520 is the cheaper than Desire 526 as it sports 4.5 inch FWVGA touchscreen display coupled with 1 GB RAM, 8 mega pixel rear camera, 2 MP front facing snapper, 2000 mAh Li-ion battery and Android 5.1 Lollipop out of box.

Both the phone are like the Android One phone for United States market.

Desire 520

Display: 4.5-inch FWVGA touchscreen display
SoC:1.1 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 210 processor
1 GB RAM
GPU: Adreno 304
Software: Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
Dual SIM: No
Main Camera: 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash
Front Camera: 2 MP front facing camera
Storage: 8 GB Internal + Micro SD card slot support up to 32 GB
Connectivity: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA, Bluetooth, WiFi tether, WiFi
Battery: 2000 mAh Li-ion battery
aGPS, FM Radio, 3.5 mm audio jack

Just like Desire 526, except the display which stands at 4.7 inch with 960 x 540 pixels resolution, other specifications are kept one and the same as that of Desire 520 phone.
HTC Desire 526

Desire 526

Display: 4.7-inch 960 x 540 touchscreen display
SoC:1.1 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 210 processor
1.5 GB RAM
GPU: Adreno 304
Software: Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
Dual SIM: Yes
Main Camera: 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash
Front Camera: 2 MP front facing camera
Storage: 8 GB Internal + Micro SD card slot support up to 32 GB
Connectivity: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA, Bluetooth, WiFi tether, WiFi
Battery: 2000 mAh Li-ion battery
aGPS, FM Radio, 3.5 mm audio jack

Price, Availability

Both the handset will be launched in United States with availability from major carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, US Cellular, MetroPCS and others. With these device launches, HTC’s intention is pretty clear – they want to target low-end smartphone market as well.