Barcelona: Dubbed the new flagship handset for its mid-tier range, HTC has launched Desire 816 at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. The Desire 816 packs plenty of personality in its 5.5-inch form factor.
The good part about the Desire 816 range is that it is patterned after the HTC One range -- but in plastic. The phone looks and feels good, probably taking cues from the Apple iPhone 5C.
The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels resolution) display and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage and offers support for microSD cards up to 128GB, which may just be the highest expandable memory capacity handled by a smartphone.
The company hasn't made it clear about the Android version, but HTC said the smartphone will have a brand new HTC Sense 5.5 UI on top.
The device offers a 13-megapixel f2.2 rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset gets its juice from a 2600mAh battery. HTC Desire 816 will offer LTE and HSPA+ (up to 42Mbps) connectivity options.
Interestingly, the handset is the first HTC device to incorporate a Nano-SIM instead of a Micro-SIM card. The Desire 816 is said to launch in China by next month around 18 March and will be followed by a launch in April.
The HTC Desire 816 will arrive in white, black, red, yellow and purple colour variantst.