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HTC Desire 816 with Android KitKat Announced in India for 23,990 INR

HTC appears to be focusing on the low-end and mid-range smartphone market segment as the firm has announced the launch of two such devices – Desire 210 and Desire 816 at an event held in New Delhi. The company had earlier confirmed that they will be announcing smartphones in the price bracket from $150 to $300 in order to gain a foothold in the flourishing mid-level smartphone segment in India.

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Talking about the Desire 816, the handset 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 the HTC Desire 816 supports up to 128 GB of expandable storage, it is not confirmed for the Indian variant yet.


The imaging requirements are met by the 13 MP primary camera at the back clubbed with LED flash and 1080 FHD video recording along with a 5 MP front-facing snapper 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

11 thoughts on “HTC Desire 816 with Android KitKat Announced in India for 23,990 INR”

  1. i think this is actually better than moto x.

    1.6 GHz Quad Vs 1.7 Dual + extra processors

    1.5 GB Ram vs 2GB

    8 GB internal memory vs 16 GB

    Adreno 305 vs 320

    While these features do show moto x as a better candidate, I’d gladly choose 816 for it’s

    – bigger better display

    – better battery

    – expandable storage

    – 13 MP camera vs 10 in moto X

    – Boom Sound

    Ps, 816 is a new model, moto x is a year old.. moto x’s successor which is to come soon won’t be just 24k..

    Moto x was 500$ at time of launch..

  2. Manas Prasanna Das

    when it will be available in Indian stores or in Flipkart or any other online stores????

  3. Will the white model be available for sure. atleast over some time. I am hearing opposite rumours?? Can you please confirm this?

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