HTC One E8 and Desire 616 get green cards for India

As expected, HTC India took the wraps off two new phones today, the One E8 and the Desire 616, both of which are highly attractive devices. The former phone is part of the flagship series and it’s being touted as a cheaper, yet fashionable version of the M8 handset, while the latter phone is the company’s first to run on an octa core processor.

The HTC One E8 made headlines for months before it was launched. Priced at Rs 34900, the phone packs the same high-end hardware found on the One M8 with a polycarbonate construction that’s designed to look quite similar to last year’s flagship. The handset is also said to be comfortable to hold owing to its dual curve design.

HTC One E8

Being created specifically for Asian countries, it comes with dual SIM support and packs a 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 chipset along with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot. Additionally, there’s a 5MP front shooter and instead of the Dua Camera setup, this one sports a single 13MP lens. On the upside, the same 5-inch 1080p display and dual BoomSound speakers can be found on the front.

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Android 4.4 KitKat is preloaded here with the latest Sense 6 UI. Coming to the Desire 616, the smartphone isn’t the slimmest on the market, but is quite an attractive one priced at Rs 16900. For the said amount, the device offers a 5-inch 720p HD display and a 1.4GHz octa core processor.

HTC Desire 616

Here’s a roundup of the HTC Desire 616’s specs:

– Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
– 5-inch 720p HD LCD
– 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, 32GB expandable
– Dual SIM support
– 1.4GHz octa core MediaTek processor
– 8MP rear camera, 2MP front snapper
– 2000mAh battery

The HTC One E8 will go on sale by the end of this month in color options of polar white, misty gray, electric crimson and Maldives blue. The Desire 616, on the other hand, will hit stores from next week in black and white shades.