After being showcased in Indian market several weeks ago, the much awaited HTC Desire 816 smartphone is up for sale in India. Earlier, the phone was speculated to be on the higher side with respect to the price factor, but surprisingly the Taiwanese major finally launched it at a very affordable price of Rs. 23999. This could possibly be the reason for the delay as the company would have realised the fact that the market for High-end phones seems to have saturated considerably, being the new players entering with their low-mid budget smartphones.
The HTC Desire 816 is a sleek, stylish phone, featuring 5.5 inch HD IPS screen display along with the Dual Nano-SIM functionality. Powered by a 1.6 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the smartphone runs on Android Kitkat (4.4) version of OS featuring all new Sense 5.5 with Blink-Feed technology. Along with 1.5 GB of RAM, the smartphone possesses 8 GB of internal memory which could be expanded up to 128 GB via a MicroSD card. The phone features a 13 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus along a 5 megapixel one, on the front side.
Under its hood, HTC’s new baby fits a 2600 mAh battery which makes the 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4, DLNA enabled phone last a day long. Succeeding the flagship model, Desire 816 also features dual front-facing Boom-Sound speakers with built-in amplifiers, but on a plastic body. Wide range of available colours makes this smartphone even more luring, but as of now only white and grey models are up on online stores.
As per the official statement, the phone is priced at Rs. 23,999, but unfortunately the range looks varying from place to place. Online retailers like Infibeam are selling the phone for Rs. 27,370, along with Flipkart, which surprisingly charging Rs. 25,999. The company is expecting the handset to compete with Sony’s T2 Ultra and Samsung’s Note 3 Neo.
Detailed specifications of HTC Desire 816 are listed below –– Android KitKat with Sense 5.5 – 1.6GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SOC – 1.5GB RAM – 8GB internal storage, 128GB expandable – 5.5-inch HD display – 5MP front camera – 13MP rear snapper – 2600mAh battery