The Desire 816 was previewed recently by ePrice, which confirms, once again, that the handset costs $290 (1799 CNY) in China. The model that’s been previewed - Desire 816w - is made for the Chinese market and has dual SIM capabilities.
As we told you several times until now, the HTC Desire 816 is a large, nice-looking device. Its specs include a 5.5-inch 720p display, quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 5MP front-facing camera, and a 13MP rear camera with LED flash. Until we get the chance to review the 816 ourselves, you can check out the handset in the slideshows below. The second slideshow is showing the Desire 816 compared to Sony’s Xperia T2 Ultra - another mid-range Android device that sports a large display (6 inches). As you will see, the colors on the screen of the Xperia T2 Ultra are more vivid, and have higher contrast. Of course, some users may not particularly like that.
HTC Desire 816 previewed
HTC Desire 816 vs. Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
1. Xperia T2 Ultra (left) vs. Desire 816 (right)
2. Desire 816 (left) vs. Xperia T2 Ultra (right)
3. Desire 816 (left) vs. Xperia T2 Ultra (right)
HTC should launch the Desire 816 internationally starting April. We’ll let you know when it happens anyway.
source: ePrice (translated)