HTC Desire 816 quad core phablet launched in India for Rs. 23990

Just after launching the HTC One (M8) and the sub Rs.10000 HTC Desire 210, the company has also launched the recently announced phablet – the HTC Desire 816.


The HTC Desire 816 is a mid-range phablet which has design cues from the flagship HTC one. The device sports a 5.5 inch display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The smartphone is powered by the quad core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz along with 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. The handset has dual SIM support with 3G connectivity.

The HTC Desire 816 features a 13 MP rear facing camera with f/2.2 sensor and LED flash. There is also a front facing 5 MP camera. The phone runs on the latest Android KitKat version but with a layer of the HTC Sense 5.5 UI. The handset is priced at Rs. 23990 and is available in Black, White, Red, Green and Purple colours.

Speaking about the HTC Desire 816, Jack Yang, President of HTC South Asia, said, “The HTC Desire 816 is the start of the mid-tier performance smartphone. Taking the best technology and putting it into the Desire 816 challenges everything that people will expect from a mid-tier smartphone with performance.”

HTC Desire 816 specs:

  • 5.5 inch display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.6 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 13 MP rear facing camera
  • 5 MP front facing camera
  • Google Android v4.4 KitKat
  • 2600 mAh battery