The new smartphone will be launched in China before the end of this month, and is expected to be released across Europe and North America starting April. We’re assuming that April is also when customers will be able to buy it in the UK. We don’t know how much the new Desire will cost there, but we can tell you that Amazon has priced it at €379 (£ 316) in some European markets.
The HTC Desire 816 should run Android 4.4.2 at launch. Besides the features listed above, the smartphone comes with a 5MP front-facing camera for "perfect selfies", LTE connectivity, a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 8GB of expandable internal memory, 1.5GB of RAM, and a 2,600 mAh battery. HTC will offer the handset in multiple color versions, including white, black, silver, red, green and yellow (but some may not be available in all markets).
source: HTC UK