HTC Desire 816, Desire 610 Now Available For Pre-Order In Europe

During the recently held MWC 2014 HTC unveiled two new mid-range Android smartphones that would soon be joining the Desire family. The devices are the HTC Desire 816 which is also called the “flagship mid-range smartphone” since it has several feature of the premium HTC One and the HTC Desire 610 which is a compact device.

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Over at Germany both models are now up for pre-order at the German Amazon site. The HTC Desire 816 has a pre-order price of €379 which seems a bit high considering that the device will sell for approximately €213 in China. The estimated price in the Chinese market however came from a leak so it isn’t that accurate. The HTC Desire 610 is priced lower at €299. Shipping is free however there is no specific date indicated when it will be released. In China it is reported that the Desire 816 will be arriving by the end of the month and the Desire 610 will come out in May so it’s probably near those dates that it will also be released in Europe.

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HTC Desire 816 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

The company announced at the MWC 2014 that the Desire 816 is “one of the best value smartphones ever introduced by HTC.” Our initial impression of the device is that the statement could be true. It has LTE connectivity, a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera with BSI sensor that can take amazing selfies.

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HTC Desire 610 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

The Desire 610 is a little bit smaller and has slightly lower specs which should be attractive for those looking for a more compact device.

via amazon germany 1,2


6 Replies to “HTC Desire 816, Desire 610 Now Available For Pre-Order In Europe”

  1. Its nice that everyone thinks that the company should investing in advertising and promoting the smartphone. Only if HTC would actually do that.

  2. The specs seems quite imbalanced. A phone having 13 MP camera runs on Snapdragon 400. But the prices seems to be less, guess that will be in favor of it. Although HTC is losing market share fast, they need to come up with better promotion strategies too.

  3. I kind of like these phones. They look very different to what we have been seeing from HTC. They are designed differently, if I may say.

  4. As it is being discussed on another posts here on The Droid Guy, the company should start investing more on advertising, than on releasing more phones.

  5. I agree with you to some extent. These are not really in the One class. These are mid range devices which probably are not even targeting the market which the new One will target. So I guess HTC is pretty save. But then again, people who don’t want to have a super powerful phone like the new HTC One, will probably go for one of these.

  6. With the new One coming out very shortly, I don’t know how well these are going to do in Europe. It’s kind of the worst time to launch them, with the S5 and One craziness.

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