HTC has finally launched the Desire 616 smartphone and as expected, the device is being aimed at Asian countries. This mid-range phone comes with a pretty affordable price tag and it even offers a good deal of features including an octa core processor.
The HTC Desire 616 is priced higher than what was previously rumored. The phone was expected to cost around $200, but is official for $240. And since it’s aimed at Asian markets, dual SIM card slots have been provided. TNW has learnt that the company has no plans to make the phone available outside of Asia. The OEM will also launch new additions to the Desire series each quarter in order to beef up its portfolio.
The handset was initially spotted in China where it received certification from TENNA. A 5-inch 720p screen is fitted on the front surrounded by a plastic body and while other mid-range Desire phones come with BoomSound speakers, this one skips on the front-facing audio system. BlinkFeed, however, is onboard along with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
As mentioned above, the smartphone features an octa core processor. The chipset’s make hasn’t been disclosed, but it’s clocked at 1.4GHz. Other features of the phone include 4GB of flash memory, a 2000mAh battery, a microSD card slot and dual cameras (2MP front and 8MP rear) which can record 1080p HD videos.
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Over the weekend, HTC also launched a pink version of the Desire 816 smartphone, and the Desire 610 handset for Hong Kong. The Desire 616 is expected to go on sale in multiple colors including blue, black, white, yellow and red.