HTC has started sending press invites for an event scheduled on July
11 in New Delhi, India. While the invite fails to specify what the
Taiwanese firm will announce, we expect it might introduce its recently
unveiled HTC One (E8), One
(M8) Dual-SIM, and the Desire 616.
For now, it might not be safe
to place bets on the HTC Desire 616, which was announced
only a couple of days earlier as an Asia-specific smartphone with no
plans for a global roll-out, as per the company spokesperson. However,
nothing can be confirmed until July 11.
To recall, the HTC Desire
616 Dual SIM sports a 5-inch
display with an HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution, 1.4GHz octa-core
processor paired with 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear and a 2-megapixel
front-facing camera, 4GB of inbuilt storage (expandable up to 32GB via
microSD card), and a 2000mAh battery. The wireless connectivity options
for the Desire 616 feature Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, GPRS/
EDGE and 3G. The handset was introduced on Monday.
HTC One (M8) Dual SIM, other than the
dual-SIM capabilities, offers the same specifications as the single-SIM
variant. The smartphone was announced officially on July 3.
One (M8) runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat
with the company's brand new Sense 6 UI on top. The phone is powered by a
2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, alongside 2GB of
RAM. The HTC One (M8) comes with a 5-inch full-HD display and will be
available in 16GB and 32GB storage options, with support for expandable
storage via microSD cards of up to 128GB capacity. It comes in Gunmetal
Grey, Amber Gold, and Glacial Silver colour options. The phone comes
with a 2600mAh battery.
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The HTC One (E8) (also available in a dual-SIM variant) on the other hand, sports a
similar design to the original HTC One (M7), though it features curvier,
plastic body (polycarbonate) instead of a metal casing. The One (E8) was
made official by the firm in June this year.
One (E8), based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, features a 5-inch SLCD 3
display with a full-HD (1080x1920 pixel) resolution, which translates to
a pixel density of 441ppi. It is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm
Snapdragon 801 (MSM8975AC) processor, alongside 2GB of RAM and the
Adreno 330 GPU.