Until now, HTC's M8 or "The All New One" made its round on the online world via leaks and rumors and kept the fans occupied in the gossip section. Today at the HTC's press event at the MWC 2014, the company unveiled two new midrange smartphones named Desire 816 and Desire 610. On the other hand, it was pretty surprising to not have the M8 join the league.
To talk about the devices individually, the HTC Desire 816 looks very much like the company's most popular HTC One flagship model. It measures 156.6 x 78.7 x 7.99mm and weighs about 165g. This is basically a potential smartphone which will be offered in the mid-range price.
It comes with a 5.5-inch screen offering a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 processor with a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 305 GPU along with a 1.5GB of RAM. Although the company didn't mention the Android version in the device, but Sense 5.5 does come out of the box.
The native storage capacity stands at 8GB and it is expandable via microSD up to a staggering 128GB. Imaging aspect comprises of a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facer which will be more than enough for making calls and taking selfies.
The company has offered a wide range of connectivity options in the handset which include GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA+/4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct are also on board. The device is powered by a 2,600mAh battery.
The Desire 816 will be made available in April in a wide range of color options which include black, white, orange, mild green, dark blue and grey.
On the other hand, the HTC Desire 610 comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display and is powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor with four Kraits running at 1.2 GHz coupled with 1GB of RAM. It runs on Android Jelly Bean with the layer of company's proprietary Sense UI over it.
There is an 8GB of native memory, which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. An 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3 megapixel front facing snapper comes in handy for taking pictures and making video calls.
And as far as the connectivity option is concerned, apart from the regular features, 4G LTE support has also been incorporated this time. The device which will be available across European market around May is powered by a 2,040mAh battery.
Since there are several manufacturers who have been releasing a number of LTE network supported smartphones this year, the latest mid-range offering from the Taiwanese premium smartphone maker might have to give something better with the phone to maintain the competition in the same segment. In terms of software and apps, the company might have made some improvements and also add more apps and features in the future.
We will keep you updated on the topic, stay tuned!