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February 24, 2014

HTC show off the Desire 816: Everything you Desire in a mid-range smartphone MWC14

HTC Desire 816_3V_AllColors

HTC Desire 816, unveiled today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s the first Desire model to have the iconic design with the front facing speakers although not as many holes in the grills. The screen is 5.5inch HD, plus an 8 GB internal storage, microSD for up to 64 GB additional storage

The Desire 816 will ship first in China in March, and be available globally in April (exact dates and pricing will vary by market).
The full press release and specs can be found below, but key specs include:

  • A gorgeous 5.5 inch, 720p HD display
  • Quad-core power from Qualcomm’s 1.6 Ghz Snapdragon 400​
  • HTC BoomSound with dual front stereo speakers and dual amplifiers
  • Main Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, BSI sensor, 1080p HD video recording
  • Front Camera: 5 MP, BSI sensor, f/2.8 wide angle lens, 720p HD video recording
  • 8 GB internal storage, microSD for up to 64 GB additional storage
  • Embedded rechargeable 2600 mAh Li-polymer battery
  • 1.5 GB of RAM
  • 2G band support: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G band support: 850/900/2100 MHz (B5/B8/B1)
  • 4G band support: EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz (B20/B8/B3/B7), Asia: 900/1800/2100/2600 MHz (B8/B3/B1/B7), 700 MHz (B28) for Taiwan & Australia
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
  • Supports nano SIM
  • ​156.6 x 78.7 x 7.99 mm in size, 165 grams in weight, polycarbonate shell
  • The latest version HTC Sense featuring HTC BlinkFeed

This is the full spec sheet ,pfd:

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini