HTC Desire 816 now available to buy in Europe, costs around $400

Launched in some Asian markets in March, the new HTC Desire 816 can now be purchased in Europe, too. For the moment, we’re seeing it available only in Romania, but we assume that customers in other European countries will be able to buy it pretty soon as well.

An unlocked Desire 816 is offered for $405 (1,299 RON) in Romania. The version that's available has dual SIM support - which might not be the case with the variants sold in other markets.

Announced at MWC 2014 in late February, the HTC Desire 816 is a large mid-end smartphone that measures 6.17 x 3.10 x 0.31 inches (156.6 x 78.7 x 7.99 mm) and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. That aside, it offers a 5.5-inch 720p display, quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable internal memory. The handset comes with a 2600 mAh battery.

It’s said that the Desire 816 will also be released in the UK and the US, most probably starting May. AT&T might carry the new Desire in the US, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.

source: QuickMobile (translated)

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