Taiwan's HTC is on cloud nine these days with two back-to-back hits in the form of the One (M8) and the Desire 816. The company recently reported a net profit of 2.26 billion New Taiwan dollars (US$75.6 million) in the second quarter, up 80% from the same quarter in 2013.
The launch of a couple of low-to-mid range handsets actually helped the company to mint profit. And this affair shall continue further with the introduction of the new Desire 616.
HTC has launched the new Desire 616 with a 1.7GHz Octa-Core MediaTek 6592 processor fused under the hood, Engadget Chinese reported on Friday. To be made available with dual-SIM support, the Desire 616 comes at an affordable price of HK$2,298 (about Rs. 17,792 approximately). The device has been made available in China.
Spec-wise, the Desire 616 features a 5-inch 720p HD display. As mentioned earlier, it sports a powerful Octa-Core processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of on-board memory, which can be later expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card.
Unfortunately, the handset is running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with HTC's trademark Sense 5.5 UI slapped on top. The makers have added a 2000mAh battery fitted inside. The new HTC Desire 616 measures 9.15mm in terms of thickness and weighs in at 150 grams.
There is no word yet on when it is likely to come to India. The increasing demand of mid-range phones in India could force Taiwanese giant HTC to launch the Desire 616 at the earliest. We'll keep a close eye on the retail release of the HTC Desire 616. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!