The Taiwanese handset maker at the Desire 816 launch in late-April had promised that the smartphone will be available within two weeks; however the smartphone never hit Indian market shelves in the said time.
Notably, the smartphone is available at various e-commerce sites, first reported by Android OS, such as Infibeam (Rs. 24,450) and Flipkart (Rs. 24,490), and is priced higher than the official Rs. 23,990 launch price tag.
The HTC Desire 816 comes with a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixel) display and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, alongside 1.5GB of RAM. It includes 8GB of inbuilt storage with support for microSD cards up to 128GB.
There's no word about the Android version on the HTC Desire 816, though HTC did confirm the presence of HTC Sense 5.5 UI on top. It sports a 13-megapixel f/2.2 rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone features dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers.
Connectivity options on the smartphone include Bluetooth, DLNA, Micro-USB, and Wi-Fi, part from 3G connectivity support. The Desire 816 is backed by a 2600mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 21 hours of talk time and up to 614 hours standby time on 3G network. Interestingly, the handset is the first HTC device to incorporate a Nano-SIM instead of a Micro-SIM card.
A recent report claimed that the struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker is expecting to swing to profitability and double its revenues in the three months to June, aided by the good sales of its new flagship, the One (M8) (Review I Pictures) and the new mid-range Desire 816.