Affordable HTC Desire 516 announced for Europe, KitKat not included

Affordable HTC Desire 516 announced for Europe, KitKat not included
The HTC Desire 516 is a smartphone that we first saw in China, where it was officially launched back in March. Now, HTC announced that the handset would also be available in Europe.

Starting early August, the Desire 516 will be sold in Austria and Switzerland. HTC will ask €199 (about $270) for the new device, offering it unlocked. As you’d imagine, we’re not dealing with a high-end smartphone here. The new Desire is a dual SIM handset that offers a 5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display, a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of expandable memory. Sadly, HTC didn’t manage to put Android KitKat on board, so the 516 runs Android Jelly Bean (which means Sense 6.0 UI is also out of the question).

The Desire 516 is the second dual SIM smartphone that HTC announces in Europe this week, after the high-end One M8 Dual.

Apart from being released in China and coming soon to Austria and Switzerland, the HTC Desire 516 is also available in India. We don’t know if the handset will be released in other markets.


source: HTC (translated)

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Desire 516
  • Display 5.0 inches 960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1950 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3

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