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HTC’s prepaid 4G device enables you to do more in a flash, at an affordable price
31 August 2015, Sydney- HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has unveiled its latest 4G smartphone, the HTC Desire 520 – a feature packed handset that brings the ability to get 4G speeds to everyone. Combining quad-core 1.1 GHz processor with an elegant display, the HTC Desire 520 allows consumers to do much more, much faster backed by the power of 4G.

Whenever the mood strikes you, taking memorable pictures with the 8MP camera or selfies with the 2MP front-facing camera is simple, while your video recording experience will be done in a whole new light when you shoot them in HD 720p quality.

Supporting Android Lollipop 5.1 with HTC Sense 7, the HTC Desire 520 represents a truly premium mobile experience at a highly affordable price. It combines an intuitive design with a clean display, making navigating your phone wonderfully simple. Delivering a premium user experience with HTC Sense 7, give your phone some personality through customising your own fonts, icons and colour palette.

“We continue to refine our products by taking advantage of the latest technology,” says Ben Hodgson, Country Manager HTC Australia and New Zealand. “By combining our most recent advances with the reliable and superfast Optus 4G Plus network, we are bringing blazing internet speeds to more people than ever before. Coupled with the freedom and flexibility of expandable storage and an affordable retail price of $199, the HTC Desire 520 is the perfect entry level mobile media device.”

Tim Cowan, Director of Mobile Marketing, Optus, said, “Optus is excited to bring the new HTC Desire 520 to our customers and let them take advantage of Optus’ 4G Plus network with its superfast speeds, smoother streaming, improved indoor coverage and better internet experience. With Optus’ range of data packed prepaid plans and a great network, we know customers will have what they need to get the most out the new HTC Desire 520.”

Blazing speed, great value
The HTC Desire 520 is the perfect smartphone for budget conscious consumers who want the latest multimedia on the go. Harnessing the power of 4G, the HTC Desire 520 means that your favourite content is always just a tap away with superfast download and streaming speeds. Running Qualcomm’s quad-core 1.1 GHz Snapdragon™ processor, the HTC Desire 520 ensures smooth graphics and browsing, enabling quick and effortless multi-tasking. Whether its work or play, the powerful quad core processor ensures you get the most out of everything you do.

Thanks to 8GB internal storage and 1GB RAM, combined with an expandable microSD™ card slot enabled for up to 2TB additional storage*, you’ll be able to store all of your favourite apps, games, music or movies on your HTC Desire 520 without worrying about running out of space.

The ultimate mobile media experience
The HTC Desire 520’s 4.5” FWVGA display is ideal for watching videos and gaming and makes browsing the internet visually stunning, with its striking screen, signature design and HTC Sense 7 features combining perfectly for an unparalleled, all-round performance that sets a new standard in the category. The 2000 mAh battery means your handset will easily outlast whatever the day throws at you.

Complete with HTC BlinkFeed™, the HTC Desire 520 will keep you in the loop with real-time updates, whatever your passion or interests may be, all in one convenient place. Make the move away from traditional, static home screens and get the news that matters to you the most.

Recommended retail price: HTC Desire 520 (RRP $199).

The new HTC Desire 520 will be available with Optus as a carrier exclusive for 3 months from launch.

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