HTC has expanded its mid-range smartphone portfolio in the form of the new Desire 616, a dual SIM handset with an octa-core processor for $240.

The first octa-core smartphone by HTC, the Desire 616 is a 5-inch device with a 720p HD display. With 1GB of RAM, 4GB internal storage with up to 32GB external expansion, and an 8MP camera (with 1080p video recording capability), it’s decently equipped for a mid-range smartphone yet offered in a more reasonable price than the company’s premium One series of handsets. Along with the usual connectivity options, there’s also a 2000mAh removable battery onboard.

HTC Desire 616 Specs

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 5-inch capacitive LCD (720×1280 HD), ~294ppi
  • 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
  • Mali 450MP4 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G HSDPA 21Mbps
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Dimensions: 142 x 71.9 x 9.2mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • Li-Ion 2000mAh battery

HTC Desire 616 multiview

When it comes to software, the HTC Desire 616 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. HTC has added its own flair via its BlinkFeed content aggregator, HTC Zoe shooting mode, and Sense 5.5 user interface.

First launched in China, the HTC Desire 616 is reported to be available in other Asian markets as well. Prices differ slightly per region but shouldn’t be too far from the suggested $240 (est. Php10,400) retail price. Have you spotted the Desire 616 here in the Philippines?

[Via: TheNextWeb]



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