Today HTC has made its first launch of 2014 at MWC with the HTC Desire 816. The new handset boosts the Desire range of mid-range devices, this smartphone will offer a 5.5-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels, a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity.
The Desire 816 will launch Sense 5.5, bringing with it features like the BlinkFeed social and news aggregator.
There’s a 13-megapixel camera on the rear as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, along with HTC’s cool Zoe camera function and automatically created highlight videos that was on the HTC One.
HTC says that the Desire 816 will be launching in China from March running HTC Sense 5.5, before going on to say it will be updated to the latest version of Sense on global launch in April. No pricing just yet when we can get a price we will update the information for you all.
The HTC Desire 816 design picks up some cues from the flagship HTC One family, with the Desire 816 offering twin front-facing speakers with HTC’s BoomSound, ensuring they will sound good.
The Desire 816 has 8GB of internal storage with the option of expanding via microSD.
“The HTC Desire 816 marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the mid-tier,” said Peter Chou, HTC’s chief exec.
“Incomparably beautiful to look at and hold with the technology and software to match, the HTC Desire 816 challenges everything that people expect from lower cost smartphones. It is bringing genuine choice to the category by delivering stunning design and high-end performance at unbelievable value.”