New HTC Desire 210 announced in India, One M8 and Desire 816 will be released there, too

HTC revealed a brand new low-end smartphone in India, calling it the Desire 210. Like the Desire 310 that was announced last month, the 210 is powered by a MediaTek processor (a dual-core 1.0GHz MT6572M unit, to be exact).

The Desire 210 has dual SIM support, and doesn’t run Android KitKat, instead coming with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. The rest of its features include HTC BlinkFeed, a 4-inch WVGA display, 5MP rear camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of expandable internal memory, and a 1,300 mAh battery.

HTC will start selling the Desire 210 in the first week of May in India. The handset’s suggested retail price will be around $144 (8,700 INR). For the moment, we don’t know if the new Desire will be available internationally.

In addition to announcing the Desire 210, HTC also said that it would release the One M8 and the Desire 816 in India starting the first week of May. Already launched in lots of countries around the world, the HTC One M8 will be offered for around $823 (49,900 INR) to Indian customers. For a closer look at the handset, you can check out our HTC One M8 review.

The HTC Desire 816 will obviously be cheaper than the M8, costing around $395 (23,990 INR) in India. The 816 runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and offers decent mid-range features, including a 5.5-inch 720p display, 5MP front-facing camera, 13MP rear camera, 1.5GB of RAM, and a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.

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One (M8)

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User Score:

  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow HTC Sense UI
Desire 816

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User Score:

  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop HTC Sense UI
  • Display 5.5 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh


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