HTC Desire 616 with Octa core, Dual SIM available from today

HTC Desire 616 is available from today (7th July 2014) in two colours – Dark Gray and Pearl White. It should be an entry level (don’t have the full specs). Highlights of this phone is Dual SIM and Octa-core processor. Recommended retail price of the HTC Desire 616 Dual SIM 4GB  is S$298.00.

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Specifications

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Press Release

HTC unveils the HTC Desire 616 dual sim for maximum performance and value

HTC packs a super-fast Octa-core processing power into its latest smartphone

Singapore, July 7, 2014 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today unveiled the new HTC Desire 616 dual sim, bringing seamless multi-tasking, smooth browsing, effortless video creation and amazing camera features to the entry-level market. Fusing a sophisticated design with a powerful Octa-core processor, HTC BlinkFeed™, and Video Highlights, this latest addition to the HTC Desire family makes available some of the most celebrated HTC One series’ most popular features to those who want a more affordable handset, without compromising on performance.

“Everyone is looking at an exciting, high performance phone with great value – and the HTC Desire 616 dual sim is just that,” said Jack Yang, President of HTC Corporation, South Asia. “The latest addition to our renowned HTC Desire range combines our first Octa-core processor, 8-cores of super-fast processing and premium features at a great price, offering users the best possible experience in this category.”

Advanced performance guaranteed

Boasting the first 1.4 GHz Octa-core processor, where 8 cores can be activated simultaneously, and a 2000mAh removable battery, the HTC Desire 616 dual sim can comfortably meet any challenge. Whether you want fast, responsive web browsing, silky-smooth graphics when watching videos and playing games, or simply the ability to switch between multiple apps, expect exceptional performance with this device.

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The Desire 616 dual sim comes with 4GB onboard storage and it supports up to 32GB of microSD storage, making it a great storage solution.

HTC BlinkFeed™: Bringing your favourite content direct to your home screen

HTC’s renowned HTC BlinkFeed™ home screen, first introduced with the HTC One, now gives you the opportunity to join the millions of HTC users who have customised their streams to deliver more relevant, up-to-the-minute news and social updates direct to their home screens. Displayed on the Desire 616 dual sim’s massive 12.7 cm HD720 screen, updates from your favourite news and social sites are displayed in crisp detail and rich colour, making the information easy to read and digest.

With the Offline Reading mode, it’s now possible to view articles from your personal feed, which draws from the world’s leading media companies more than 20,000 articles a day, making it an ideal option for those on a limited data plan. You can add up to 120 articles to your reading list when connected to WiFi, and access them later to enjoy data-free reading on the move.

Video Highlights: Your life in motion

With the HTC Desire 616 dual sim, your pictures and video clips can automatically be turned into a professional-looking show reel of your best moments. Select photos taken with the HTC Desire 616 dual sim’s 8 MP camera – which also takes 1080p HD videos – place them into your preferred sequence and choose your favourite tracks and effects to create impressive videos to share with friends and family. The device also comes with a 2 MP front facing camera that records 1080p HD videos as well.

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Dual SIM

Dual SIM card holders give you the freedom of having two phones in one, making it easy to switch between multiple mobile accounts and manage both work and personal profiles from one device.

Pricing

Recommended retail price: HTC Desire 616 dual sim 4GB (RRP S$298.00).

Availability

The new HTC Desire 616 dual sim will be available from Monday, July 7, 2014, in Dark Gray and Pearl White with mobile operators and major retailers in Singapore.

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About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (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.

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