HTC knows it has a sure shot winner in the premium (high-end) segment with the HTC One (M8). Hence, its focusing on the low-end and mid-range smartphone market segment as the firm announced the launch of two such devices – Desire 210 and Desire 816 at the same event where M8 was launched in New Delhi today.

The Desire 816 announced at the MWC 2014 tech show includes a 5.5 inch HD Super LCD 2 display boasting a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Under the hood, there is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz supplemented with 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of onboard storage that can be expanded externally with the help of a micro SD card. While it supports up to 128 GB of expandable storage, it is not confirmed for the Indian variant yet.

The snapper is a 13 MP primary camera at the back clubbed with LED flash and 1080 FHD video recording along with a 5 MP front-facing camera for video calling with support to HD video recording. Connectivity is taken care of by aspects such as Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS with a-GPS. A 2,600 mAh battery powers the phone delivering a decent backup to the handset.

HTC Desire 816 comes in a slew of vibrant color options such as Black, White, Green, Red and Purple and it is priced at Rs 23,990 in India.

Key Specs

Model HTC Desire 816
Display 5.5 inch, HD
Processor 1.6 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400
RAM 1.5 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,600 mAh
Price Rs 23,990
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