HTC is on track to rule India's mid-end smartphone market, with its Desire 816G, a special variant of the Desire 816. The 5.5-inch smartphone, which was launched in India last month, is now listed on The Mobile Store's official website.
The retailer has already started stocking the HTC Desire 816G. The device will be available at Rs. 18,990. The Mobile Store hasn't yet confirmed the release date of the Desire 816G. But you can already register your interest on the site and The Mobile Store will get in touch once it's available for pre-order.
As of now, no other ecommerce or online retailer has confirmed that they will be stocking the HTC Desire 816G. HTC had previously said that the Desire 816G would be made available in India this month.
HTC was widely seen struggling to beat heavy weights, such as Samsung and others, in the mid-end category. Now, it seems that HTC has a perfect reason to match up to South Korean handset makers in the Indian handset market.
With the Desire 816G, the company has finally able to deliver a handset with right features at a competitive price. The Desire 816G looks challenge the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 with its stunning design and fast processor.
HTC Desire 816G - Highlighted Specifications
The HTC Desire 816G's specifications aren't much different from the original Desire 816, which was launched way back in April this year. The Desire 816G has the same 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display, which is similar to the Desire 816.
However, this handset is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, instead of a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC. The device also offers a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash with f/2.2, 1080p HD recording. There's also a 5 MP front-facing camera with f/2.8 720p HD recording.
The smartphone also has 1.5GB of RAM with 8GB of internal memory, and expandable memory via the support of micro SD. The handset is 7.9mm-thick and weighs in at 158 grams. It also has support for HTC BoomSound and Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers.
Connectivity options for the handset includes 3G HSPA+, WiFi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, and GPS with a-GPS. The makers have added a 2600mAh battery fitted inside.
Interested in getting the HTC Desire 816G? Here are top 5 biggest reasons to buy the HTC Desire 816G. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
The HTC Desire 816G is a 5.5-inch HD device with more-or-less similar features compared to rival handsets, but at a fraction of that price. Even though it is made out of plastic, there are number of positive features that make the Desire 816G a winner in every sense.
Large HD Screen
The HTC Desire 816G has a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 720p. The display is very responsive to touch, with rich color and a wide viewing angle.
There aren't many mid-end phones with decent sound quality. That's because of poor on-board speakers. In this case, the Desire 816G comes with award winning Boomsound stereo speakers. They sound almost perfect, and are counted among the Desire 816G's strengths.
The HTC Desire 816G has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED Flash, alongside a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. Both dual-cameras are capable of shooting 1080p videos. The main camera delivers good colors with less possible noise. The front-facing camera which boasts a 5MP resolution will be liked by those fond of the ‘selfie'.
HTC Desire 816G does look good, despite being made out of plastic. It feels big, but doesn't look huge, just like the Nokia Lumia 1320. The phone sits in comfortably in the hand. Like the original Desire 816, the Desire 816G will be available in a range of flashy colors.