HTC Unveils Desire 816 and Desire 610 Smartphones at MWC 2014

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This year Samsung is the talk of the event at Mobile World Congress in Barceloana. According to the analysts, it is expected that even Nokia smartphones will soon be forgotten by the smartphones lovers. As this time, Samsung is up with its latest 2014 phone Samsung Galaxy S5. This time even HTC isn’t expected to make its appearance at the show. But that doesn’t mean that HTC had nothing in the store. On Monday, HTC unveiled its two latest mid-range Android smartphones, the Desire 816 and Desire 610. The smartphones posses amazing features and are available at very affordable prices. This is a positive step ahead by the company.

HTC Desire 816:


Specification, Features And Review:

“The HTC Desire 816 marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the mid-tier,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. “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.”

Design And Display:

The phone features a 5.5-inch screen plus resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. In design the phone resembles HTC One. The handset measures about 156.6 x 78.7 x 7.99mm and its weight is approximately 165g.

Hardware Features:

The phone comes with 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. Additional features include 1.5 GB of RAM, 2600mAh battery, 8GB of storage expandable, and a microSD card slot.


Ont he front side, you can see a 5MP camera and a 13MP shooter is located on the back of the phone. The video capture capability is 1080p. The results of the camera are good enough. The pictures captured through this camera are of fine quality.

Connectivity Options:

The phone also gives you access to the connectivity options. These options include GSM/GPRS/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA+/4G LTE.  Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct.


The phone features a 2,600 mAh battery.

Price And Availability:

Price of this phone is not yet announced but it is rumored that it will arrive in the month of April. This phone will be available in black, white, orange, mild green, dark blue and grey colors.

 HTC Desire 610:


Specification, Features And Review:

“Consumer choice should be about selecting the best-in-class features without having to compromise on quality,” said Philip Blair, President, HTC EMEA. “The HTC Desire 610 offers an outstanding combination of performance and entertainment at a price that makes it possible for everyone to enjoy an exceptional smartphone experience.”


This phone is a little shorter than Desire 816. It features 4.7 inch display screen.

Hardware Features:

Coming towards the operating system, this handset runs on Android Jelly Bean. It features 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. Other additional features include 1 GB of RAM, 2040mAh battery, 8GB of storage expandable up to 64 GB, and a microSD card slot.


The front camera of this handset has fallen down to just 1.3 MP. While the rear facing camera is of 8 MP with LED flash.

Connectivity Options:

The phone gives yout he access to various connectivity options which include support for 4G LTE networks.

Price And Availability:

The phone’s price is yet to be announced. The phone is rumored to be available in Europe in the month of May.