HTC Desire 616 octa-core smartphone launched in India, priced at Rs 16,900


In addition to launching the One (E8), HTC also launched the Desire 616 at the event in New Delhi. The mid-range smartphone is priced at Rs 16,900 and will be available next week.

Talking of specifications, the Desire 616 flaunts a 5-inch 720p display, and is powered by a 1.7GHz MediaTek’s “true” MT6592 octa-core chipset, paired with Mali-450MP4 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Also included is 4GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.

The smartphone also features an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2,000mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Powered by an octa-core processor, the Desire 616 will be up against smartphones like the Micromax Canvas Knight A350, Karbonn Titanium Octane and the Gionee Elife E7 mini among others.


HTC Desire 616

Micromax Canvas Knight A350

Karbonn Titanium Octane

Gionee Elife E7 mini


5-inch 720p 5-inch 1080p 5-inch 720p 4.7-inch 720p


1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core 2GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core




4GB expandable 32GB 16GB expandable 16GB


8-megapixel/2-megapixel 16-megapixel/8-megapixel 13-megapixel/5-megapixel 13-megapixel (rotate)


2,000mAh 2,350mAh 2,000mAh 2,100mAh

Android OS

4.2.2 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 4.4 KitKat 4.2 Jelly Bean


Rs 16,900 Rs 19,999 Rs 14,490 Rs 18,999

  • uashwinp

    No thanks, Moto G is much better at 14k. I save 3000 RS and I’m not gonna die if I lose .5 inches. Happy with 4.5 screen at 720p, better processor and most of all 4.4 Kit Kat with L coming soon.

    Go kill yourself HTC with your stupid phones.

    • Mr.Frank

      Octa-Core is really doubtful and Mali-450MP4 should have been paired with a better chipset and NOT a MediaTek so yes, its true that

      Moto G is much better at 14k

  • Anonymous

    guys there’s a correction, the Desire 616′s CPU is not MT6592. It’s MT6592M which is an underclocked version with 1.4 Ghz clock rate.