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HTC Desire 516c Dual SIM with CDMA support and Quad Core at 12,990 INR

Newly introduced Dual SIM HTC Desire 516c will support CDMA and GSM SIM cards and can be bought for 12,990 INR. Other hardware is same as Desire 516 dual SIM which is now selling for around 12,000 INR in India.


The display is sweet 5 inches in size with qHD 960×540 pixels amounting to 220 ppi. HTC hasn’t stated the Android version, but its most like Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean, Desire 516, hidden beneath HTC Sense UI.

Desire 516c will be powered by Snapdragon 200 quad core clocked at 1.2 GHz and assisted by 1 GB RAM and only 4 GB internal storage. You can use microSD card for secondary storage up to 64 GB. Imaging hardware is also fairly basic with a 5 MP rear shooter, LED flash and a VGA front snapper.

9.7 mm thick chassis houses a 1950 mAh battery adding up to 160 grams of weight. Other features include 3G EVDO Rev.A + 2G EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.

HTC Desire 516c doesn’t look like an attractive proposition, at least on paper. The USP is the CDMA connectivity option. You can buy Desire 516c from starting today. If you are not looking for a CDMA phone you can consider phones like Moto G 2nd Gen and Zenfone 5.

Key Specs

Model HTC Desire 516c
Display 5 Inch , qHD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android OS with HTC Sense UI
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 1950 mAh
Price 12,990INR

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