New Delhi: HTC has launched the budget Desire 516C smartphone in India, calling it a "dual-SIM and CDMA-enabled version of the successful HTC Desire 516 Dual SIM". The handset can be purchased from exclusively via e-commerce website Snapdeal at Rs 12,990.
The HTC Desire 516C is a dual-SIM (CDMA+GSM) phone that features a 5-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) LCD display, which offers a pixel density of 220ppi. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).
The device runs the now-dated Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box with no word on whether the Desire 516C will be receiving any software updates. The software features the HTC BlinkFeed home screen, a feature usually reserved for higher-end handsets from the company.
Imaging wise, the Desire 516C features a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while it also houses a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Connectivity options on the HTC Desire 516C include GRPS/ EDGE, 3G (HSPA+), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm audio jack.
The smartphone is currently available in its Gray colour variant only. It comes with dimensions 140x72x9.7mm and weighs 160 grams.
The company also launched the HTC Desire Eye in the country, though without pricing and a late-November availability. Notably, HTC also launched the One (M8 Eye) in the country.