When Nokia, Samsung and even Sony have announced their smartphones at the ongoing MWC 2014, how could HTC hold itself behind and thus, the company has officially announced the launch of a new smartphone called the HTC Desire 816 which is nothing but an international variant of the HTC Desire 8 which was announced in China a few weeks back packs in some mid-range internals with a large 5.5 inch display.

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We are aware that HTC will announce its next generation of flagship smartphone, the HTC One anytime soon but the HTC Desire 816 will fulfil the needs of people who wish for a larger display as it arrives with a 5.5 inch display with a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. There is a powerful 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor to power the smartphone with 1.5 GB of RAM while there is a nice 8 GB of internal storage on the device, which will further be expandable using a microSD card.

The HTC Desire 816 runs on Android OS with HTC Sense 5.5 and comes with dual frontal stereo speakers with HTC BoomSound while there is a 13 megapixel camera on the back of the device with LED Flash which is capable of recording videos at 1080p. There is a 5 megapixel front facing camera with capability to record videos at 720p while connecitivity options include 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS, Wi-Fi and 3.5mm audio jack. The HTC Desire 816 measures just 7.9mm thick and has a powerful 2600 mAh battery to keep it running.

An optional dual-SIM variant of the device will also be available for buyers in selective markets while it will come in Red, Green, Purple, White and Black colour options. The smartphone will be available form March in China followed by more countries in the coming months for an unknown pricetag. Impressed? Will you buy the device? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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