HTC Desire 816 Announced, Packs 5.5-inch Display

At the recently concluded Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, HTC had a couple of handset announcements.  One of the phones revealed by the company is the HTC Desire 816, previously rumored as the Desire 8.  The HTC Desire 816 is not a flagship device that’s supposed to replace the HTC One.  That device is about to be unveiled soon though.

HTC Desire 816 Press Photos

The HTC Desire 816 is now the top mid-range Android phone from the Taiwanese company

The HTC Desire 816 is a mid-range phone, but it’s supposed to be the best in this category.   The good thing is that it’s supposed to be competitively priced.  For main specs, the HTC Desire 816 offers a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD expansion of up to 128GB, 13-megapixel f/2.2 main camera, 5-megapixel f/2.8 front camera and a fixed 2,600mAh battery.  The HTC Desire 816 has good connectivity options which include LTE and HSPA+. The phone uses a nano-SIM just like the new iPhones.

The HTC Desire 816 also features BoomSound frontal stereo speakers like the HTC One.  The device is housed in a 7.99mm-thick frame and weighs only 165g.  It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 5.5 UI on top.

The HTC Desire 816 will be available in April.  Pricing details have not been announced yet.