HTC unveils Desire 616, a mid-range octa-core smartphone

HTC Desire 616HTC has announced a new mid-range Android smartphone “Desire 616” in Asia. The phone is already on sale in China and will be released in North Asia, South Asia and Russia beginning today.

As per a report in The Next Web, HTC has no plans to launch the phone outside Asia right now.

Coming to the phone specifications, Desire 616 features a 5-inch 720p HD display, 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 2000 mAh battery and dual-SIM support. The phone also packs 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 4GB of on-board storage and microSD card slot.

The phone runs on Android 4.2.2 and includes Sense 5.5 with Blinkfeed and other software customisations.

HTC has revealed the Singapore pricing of the phone – S$298 (US$238), which is quite decent for the given specifications but the presence of Jelly Bean on the phone is a disappointment.

There is no word on the India launch of the Desire 616 right now but we expect to see the release in the coming weeks.HTC Desire 616


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