HTC announces HTC Desire 610 and Desire 816

HTC today announces 2 smartphones. They are HTC Desire 610 (4.7-inch qHD) and HTC Desire 816 (5.5-inch HD). Both are not the high-end models. The HTC Desire 610 will be available across Europe from May and the HTC Desire 816 will be available in China, running HTC Sense 5.5, from March and will be upgraded to the latest version of HTC Sense via an OTA update upon global retail availability in April.

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HTC Desire 610

HTC Desire 610

Here is the Specifications

HTC Desire™ 610 Specifications

SIZE: 143.1 x 70.5 x 9.6 mm

WEIGHT: 143.5g

DISPLAY: 4.7 inch, qHD

CPU SPEED

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
  • 1.2 GHz, quad-core CPUs

PLATFORM

  • Android™ with HTC Sense®
  • HTC BlinkFeed™

MEMORY[i]

  • Total storage:  8GB, available capacity varies
  • Expansion card slot supports microSD™ memory card for up to 128GB additional storage (card not included)
  • RAM: 1GB

NETWORK[ii]

  • 2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

850/900/1800/1900 MHz

  • 3G/3.5G – WCDMA:

850/900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42

  • Mbps 4G – LTE:

EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz

Asia: 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz

SIM

  • nano SIM

SENSORS

  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

CONNECTIVITY

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • NFC (optional)
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
  • DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer,
  • HTC Connect®
  • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port

Sound enhancement

  • HTC BoomSound™
  • Dual frontal stereo speakers
  • HTC Sense Voice™

CAMERA

  • Main Camera: 8MP, f/2.4, BSI sensor

1080p Full HD video recording

  • Front Camera: 1.3MP, FSI sensor
  • Front Camera: 720p HD video recording

MULTIMEDIA

Audio supported formats:

  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Recording: .aac

Video supported formats:

  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
  • Recording: .mp4

Location

  • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS

BATTERY[iii]

  • Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
  • Capacity: 2040 mAh

AC ADAPTER

  • Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output: 5 V and 1 A

[i] Available storage is less due to phone software.  Available storage is subject to change based on phone software updates and apps usage.

[ii] Network bands in regions may be different, depending on the mobile operator and your location. 4G LTE only available in select countries. Upload and download speeds also depend on the mobile operator.

[iii] Battery times (talk time, standby time, and more) are subject to network and phone usage.
NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Press Release

HTC DESIRE 610 EXTENDS THE NEXT GENERATION FAMILY OF MID-RANGE HANDSETS

Powerful entertainment hub introduced to HTC’s stunning new HTC Desire range         

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Barcelona, Spain, February 24, 2014 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today unveiled the HTC Desire 610. A compact entertainment hub, this vibrant phone comes packed with a host of features for an incredible mobile audio and visual experience, including a stunning 4.7” screen, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC’s industry-leading sound property, HTC BoomSound.

“Consumer choice should be about selecting the best-in-class features without having to compromise on quality,” said Philip Blair, President, HTC EMEA. “The HTC Desire 610 offers an outstanding combination of performance and entertainment at a price that makes it possible for everyone to enjoy an exceptional smartphone experience.”

Beautifully designed, powerful performance

The HTC Desire 610 is powered by a quad-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity that keeps you going whether you are viewing a live stream of personalised news, updates and stories to your HTC BlinkFeed home screen, watching videos or browsing the internet. The all-round multimedia experience is completed with advanced photo editing capabilities and automatic highlight videos that will enable you to share and show-off your photos and videos in amazing quality.

Global Availability

The new HTC Desire 610 will be available across Europe from May. For more information visit www.htc.com.

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About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTC Sense user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.

For more information on HTC BlinkFeed’s ever-growing content partner ecosystem, visit the HTC Blog at http://blog.htc.com/.

HTC Desire 816

Here is the HTC Desire 816 specifications

HTC Desire™ 816 Specifications

SIZE: 156.6 x 78.7 x 7.99 mm

WEIGHT: 165 g

DISPLAY: 5.5 inch, HD720

CPU SPEED

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
  •  1.6 GHz, quad-core CPUs

PLATFORM

  • Android™ with HTC Sense®
  • HTC BlinkFeed™

MEMORY[i]

  • Total storage:  8GB available capacity varies
  • Expansion card slot supports microSD™ memory card for up to 128GB additional storage (card not included)
  • RAM: 1.5GB

NETWORK[ii]

  • 2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G/3.5G – WCDMA:850/900/2100 MHz (B5/B8/B1) with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
  • 4G – LTE: 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
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SIM

  • nano SIM

SENSORS

  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

CONNECTIVITY

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
  • NFC (optional)
  • DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
  • HTC Connect®
  • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port

Sound enhancement

  • HTC BoomSound™
  • Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers

CAMERA

  • Main Camera: 13MP, f/2.2, BSI sensor, 1080p Full HD video recording
  • Front Camera: 5MP, BSI sensor,  wide angle lens, 1080p video recording

MULTIMEDIA

Audio supported formats:

  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Recording: .aac

Video supported formats:

  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
  • Recording: .mp4

Location

  • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
  • Digital Compass

BATTERY[iii]

  • Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
  • Capacity: 2600 mAh

AC ADAPTER

  • Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output: 5 V and 1 A

[i] Available storage is less due to phone software. Available storage is subject to change based on phone software updates and apps usage.

[ii] Network bands in regions may be different, depending on the mobile operator and your location. 4G LTE only available in select countries. Upload and download speeds also depend on the mobile operator.

[iii] Battery times (talk time, standby time, and more) are subject to network and phone usage.
NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice

Press Release

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HTC Desire 816

 

HTC REIGNITES THE MID-MARKET WITH 2014 HTC DESIRE PORTFOLIO

HTC Desire 816 is the first of a new breed of mid-range HTC smartphones combining beautiful design and flagship performance for incredible value

Barcelona, Spain, February 24, 2014 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today unveiled the first model in its ambitious 2014 mid-range portfolio. The HTC Desire™ 816 distils elements of the internationally-acclaimed design DNA of HTC’s flagship HTC One® family, with a vibrant, modern colour palate and quality materials that give the HTC Desire range its own familiar, yet distinctive flavour. Demonstrating HTC’s obsessive focus on incredible design, both inside and out, the HTC Desire 816 packs an advanced feature set that makes it one of the best value smartphones ever introduced by HTC.

“The HTC Desire 816 marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the mid-tier,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. “Incomparably beautiful to look at and hold with the technology and software to match, the HTC Desire 816 challenges everything that people expect from lower cost smartphones. It is bringing genuine choice to the category by delivering stunning design and high-end performance at unbelievable value.”

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Beautifully designed, powerful performance

The first edition of the new-look HTC Desire family comes fully loaded with HTC’s iconic dual-frontal speakers and HTC BoomSound™ for incredible audio quality, while HTC BlinkFeed™ keeps users up-to-date with the latest news and social updates on the spacious 5.5 inch screen. Two powerful cameras make the HTC Desire 816 ideal for photography lovers. A 13MP rear-facing camera complete with HTC Zoe™ and automatic highlight videos, as well as a 5MP front-facing camera, make it the perfect device for capturing both the perfect selfie and stunning landscapes in amazing quality.

Powered by a quad-core, 1.6 GHz processor and offering 4G LTE connectivity, the new HTC Desire model offers world-class speed and power and is fully-equipped to keep pace with the most active lifestyles, whether browsing, gaming or switching between multiple apps.

Global Availability

The new HTC Desire 816 will be available in China, running HTC Sense 5.5, from March and will be upgraded to the latest version of HTC Sense via an OTA update upon global retail availability in April.

For more information visit www.htc.com.

-ENDS-

###

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTC Sense® user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.

 

For more information on HTC BlinkFeed’s ever-growing content partner ecosystem, visit the HTC Blog at http://blog.htc.com/.
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