Just a few days after launching Desire 816, making another addition to Desire series, HTC today launched Desire 516, a mid-budget dualSIM smartphone costing Rs. 14200. The announcement came soon after Blackberry introduced Z3 in India; both the phones are more or less similar.


HTC Desire 516 is a Dual-SIM phone which sports a 540 x 960 Pixel 5-inch qHD display with a pixel density of 220 PPI. Powered by 1.2 GHz Qualcomm snapdragon quad-core processor, the smartphone fits 1Gb of Ram in it. For storage, there’s an internal memory of 4GB along with a microSD slot which can fit 32Gb in it.

The phone features a 5 megapixel rear camera along with LED flash, which is capable of 720 pixels video recording. There’s also a front camera of 2 megapixel capacity. A 1950mAh battery powers Desire 516 and promises to deliver 9 hours of usage on 3G and up to 220 hours of standby time. Features like 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS ensures complete connectivity.

As far as OS is concerned, it is an Android based phone, as of now, company haven’t revealed the version. But online portal eBay has listed it’s version as 4.2 JellyBean. HTC Desire 516 will be available in Dark Grey and Pearl White colour variants. Overall, it’s an average handset if compared with Motorola’s Moto G and Blackberry Z3. Moto G starts at Rs. 12990 and features Android’s KitKat version along with a promise of upgrade.