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HTC Announces Desire 816 And Desire 610 Mid-Range Smartphones

HTC introduced in a press event held at the MWC 2014 two mid-range smartphones called the Desire 816 and the Desire 610. The HTC Desire 816 has several of the premium features of the HTC One which is why it is sometimes called as a “flagship mid-range” smartphone. The HTC Desire 610 on the other hand is a much more compact alternative that has slightly lower specifications.

HTC Desire 816

HTC Desire 816

This model is going to be the first HTC phone of 2014 and is the first Desire branded model to adopt the design of the HTC One. Aside from the premium material and exciting colors used its internal hardware is also quite impressive.

While its exterior is made of plastic it does no way feel cheap. In fact, it can be compared to the iPhone 5C models that are popular in the market. Since it also uses a nano SIM, HTC may be able to lure some of the iPhone 5C users.

It has dual front speakers with HTC BoomSound technology that not only plays music louder but it does so clearly without any noise or distortion. For those who love taking selfies then this is the perfect device. It comes with a 5MP front camera that is able to take high quality shots and a 13MP rear camera for an even higher resolution photo.

Need a fast smartphone that doesn’t cost a lot? This model comes with 4G LTE connectivity that allows for a fast Internet connection. It also packs a 1.6GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that can keep up with the busiest multi-tasker.

Technical Specifications

  • 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

HTC Desire 610

HTC Desire 610

This device looks quite similar to the Desire 816 but is made smaller and comes with slightly lower specifications. This is perfect for people who are looking for a compact smartphone that does not compromise on performance.

This model uses a quad core processor and comes with 4G LTE connectivity to access the Internet at a faster speed. It also has the HTC BlinkFeed feature as well as the HTC BoomSound speakers.

Philip Blair, President, HTC EMEA, says that “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.”

This device will be hitting the European market this May.

Technical Specifications

  • 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

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