HTC Desire 610 and Desire 816 Announced


HTC has announced couple of mid range devices today at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. The two devices which HTC announced today are Desire 610 and Desire 816. It seems that HTC is much more focused on mid range devices this year as Samsung and Apple are already doing great job in high end category.


HTC today took wraps off from the HTC Desire 816, which features a 5.5-inch 720 display, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with a microSD slot, a 13MP rear and 5MP front facing camera and a sizeable 2,600 mAh battery. The body is made out of polycarbonate and will come in six different colors. Also it is packed with dual front facing stereo speakers with HTC BoomSound, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC Sense 5.5.

Here are HTC Desire 816 features:

  • 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 5.5 inch 720p display
  • 1.5 GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD expansion card support up to 64GB
  • Bluetooth 4 with aptX and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • 13 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • Dimensions of 156.6 x 78.7 x 7.99 mm and 165 grams

The next device today HTC launched is the Desire 610 which also falls in the same category of the mid range. It is powdered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 and 1GB of RAM. Further there’s a 4.7-inch qHD 960×540 display fixed on the device, 8GB of storage with a microSD slot, an 8MP rear and 1.3MP front camera and a 2,040 mAh battery.


It is targeted for the worldwide market with initial availability slated for China in March. Global retail availability is slated for April with no pricing or details for the US market.

Specifications for the Desire 816 include the following:

  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 4.7 inch qHD display
  • 1 GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD expansion card support up to 64GB
  • Bluetooth 4 with aptX and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
  • 2040 mAh battery
  • Dimensions of 143.1 x 70.5 x 9.6 mm and 143.5 grams

As according to HTC, “Consumer choice should be about selecting the best-in-class features without having to compromise on quality. The HTC Desire 610 offers an outstanding combination of performance and entertainment at a price that makes it possible for everyone to enjoy an exceptional smartphone experience.”

The new HTC Desire 610 will be available across Europe from May.

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