HTC Outs New Desire 816 and Desire 610 Smartphones

HTC’s M8 (a.k.a The New One) isn’t set to appear until next month, but the Taiwanese manufacturer didn’t come empty-handed at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This week HTC released two new Desire phones for the mid-range market – the Desire 816 and Desire 610. The HTC Desire 816 takes cues from the HTC One in terms of design. It packs a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution…



HTC’s M8 (a.k.a The New One) isn’t set to appear until next month, but the Taiwanese manufacturer didn’t come empty-handed at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This week HTC released two new Desire phones for the mid-range market – the Desire 816 and Desire 610.

The HTC Desire 816 takes cues from the HTC One in terms of design. It packs a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chip with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card.

At the back of the handset sits a 13MP camera while a 5MP snapper is located at the front of the device. The Desire 816, just like other smartphones also come with the standard foray of connectivity features including LTE connectivity, Bluetooth v4.0 and Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi direct.

The phone also comes with a 2600mAh battery and will be available in different colour options such as black, white, orange, mild green, dark blue and grey starting April.

The Desire 610 on the other hand offers consumers with a more compact alternative. The smartphone wields a 4.7-inch qHD display and comes equipped with a Snapdragon 400 chip with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage – again with option for expansion up to 64GB using a microSD card.

There’s an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back while a 1.3MP camera is located at the face of the unit. Connectivity-wise, the Desire 610 gets the same bundle of connectivity features as with the Desire 816 including LTE.

The phone also comes with a 2040mAh battery, runs on Android Jelly Bean and will be available in May starting in Europe.

There’s no concrete information yet on pricing for the two smartphone but will keep everyone posted once HTC releases them.

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