New HTC Desire 210 announced in India, One M8 and Desire 816 will be released there, too
posted by Florin T. / Apr 21, 2014, 2:41 PM
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.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
- Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013
I really like the 816. Looks good, kinda like blend of HTC One and iPhone 5C, specs are really sufficient and price is not too bad either. Hopely it succeeds.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 2:49 PM 6
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I'm seeing good sell number.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 2:59 PM 3
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I don't see the Desire 816 selling much since the Moto X is available at a similar price and is a much better phone.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 3:57 PM 0
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Hmmmm......desire 816 was the one i was waiting for but for $400 i can get a brand new HTC one m7! Or the nexus 5 which is even cheaper and has better specs! The only thing that might be the game changer could be the camera! Still unsure o.O
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 3:37 PM 1
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First of all, for HTC's sake, I'm glad to see that the Desire 816 doesn't appear to have a fatal flaw like the M8's 4MP camera. I agree -- it also seems like low specs for the price. Nexus 5, OnePlus, even Find7a (for $500) offer a lot better value for the money than the Desire 816.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 4:25 PM 1
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Why is 512MB of RAM all the rage in the low-end these days?
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 5:13 PM 0
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