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HTC Desire 816G (2015)With 1.7GHz Octa-CoreSoC Launched at Rs.19,990


28 Sep 2013
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HTC has launched a refreshed version of
the HTC Desire 816G (Review | Images )
handset in India, replacing its 1.3GHz
quad-core MT6582 processor with a
1.7GHz octa-core (unspecified)
processor. The HTC Desire 816G (2015)
has been priced at Rs. 19,990, slightly
more than the Rs. 18,990 last year's
variant was launched at.

All other specifications remain the same
between the two variants, though once
again, HTC has not specified the Androi
version - the first generation ran on
Android 4.4.2 KitKat however. The dual-
SIM Desire 816G (2015) features a 5.5-
inch HD (720x1280 pixels), 1GB of RAM,
and 16GB of built-in storage expandabl
via microSD card (up to 32GB).

The Desire 816G (2015) features a 13-
megapixel rear camera with a BSI sensor
and flash, apart from a 5-megapixel
front-facing camera. Connectivity option
include 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,
Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5mm
jack, and GPS/ A-GPS. It support Nano
SIM cards, weighs 158 grams, and
measures 156.6x78.7x7.9mm.

Other specifications include
accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital
compass, and ambient light sensor, a
2600mAh battery rated to deliver up to 1
hours of talk time on 3G, and 460 hours
of standby time. The company is also
touting the presence of its BlinkFeed
home page feature, as well as dual-
frontal speakers with BoomSound.
HTC recently launched another octa-core
smartphone in India, the HTC Desire
526G+ Dual SIM . The smartphone is
priced at Rs. 10,400 for the 8GB storage
variant and Rs. 11,400 for 16GB storage
version. Besides a 4.7-inch qHD
(540x960 pixels) display, it packs a
1.7GHz octa-core (unspecified) processo
coupled with 1GB RAM. It sports a 8-
megapixel rear camera with LED flash,
and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

In a statement about the launch, Faisal
Siddiqui, Vice President and Country
Head, HTC India, said, "The new offering
under the HTC Desire series is our next
step towards a power packed
combination of beautiful design and
flagship performance all backed by a
powerful 1.7GHz octa-core processor.
The HTC Desire 816G is the best buy
amongst big screen devices, packing
powerful performance and innovative
design perfectly at a great price."

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