The end result is a phone that looks similar to last year's One A9 with a few minor adjustments, such as the touch navigational buttons placed on the bottom panel rather than on the screen.
The device features a full HD 1,920 x 1,080 5.5-inch display and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor with 3GB RAM and 32 GB inbuilt storage.
The main camera has a 13-megapixel (MP) sensor backed by optical image stabilization, while the selfie-shooter is at 5MP. Other core specs include the 3,000mAh removable battery and HTC's BoomSound speakers.
HTC hasn't revealed the pricing yet but it will be entering a crowded space, filled with low-cost full-metal smartphones from Chinese handset makers.
HTC's affordable lower-end Desire family aren't its most exciting devices, so the company has jazzed up the Desire 530, 630, and 825 with a touch of street fashion.
To achieve that it's treated the polycarbonate shells with a micro-splash effect to make every device unique. The devices also come with two-tone snap-on cases with a lanyard.
Specs wise, the Desire 825 has a 5.5-inch high-definition display and 13MP main camera, while the Desire 630 and 530, both with five-inch displays, respectively have a 13MP camera and an 8MP camera.
The Desire 530 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 1.5GB RAM, while the Desire 630 runs on a Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB RAM, according to The Verge.