MWC 2014 Live: HTC Desire 816 and Desire 610 mid-range Android smartphones announced

htc-desire-816As expected, HTC has unveiled the Desire 816 at the ongoing event at MWC. This is the same phone which had leaked in the past couple of weeks as the Desire 8. The mid-range Android smartphone will be priced between $150 and $300 and will arrive in select markets in March. There is currently no word on when it will arrive in India.

Talking of specifications, the Desire 816 flaunts a 5.5-inch 720p display and is powered by a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core SoC paired with 1.5GB of RAM. Other features include a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card slot and a 2,600mAh battery. Surprisingly, HTC did not reveal what OS the device will be running and only mentioning that it runs on Android wrapped under HTC Sense.

htc-desire-610In addition to the Desire 816, HTC also unveiled the Desire 610, which is yet another mid-range device. Specifications-wise, it sports a 4.7-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display and is powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with 1GB of RAM. Other features include an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera, 8GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot and a 2,040mAh battery. Again for some reason HTC hasn’t revealed what OS the Desire 610 is running on, instead opting for the standard line, “It runs on Android wrapped under HTC Sense.”