HTC is bringing its Desire family of mid-range Android smartphones to the U.S. market, which include the Desire 610 (pictured top) and Desire 816. The HTC Desire phones have many of the same features and experiences launched on the HTC One flagship family, which include:
- HTC BoomSound and its dual front-facing speakers have become instantly recognizable to HTC One users and offer a premium audio experience.
- The advanced camera features deliver creative, professional-looking photos and amazing effects, giving consumers more choice in creating, editing and sharing photos. Consumers can tap into the unique functionality of Zoe™ Highlights, which lets consumers create mini-movies complete with personalized soundtracks and visual effects.
- HTC Sense 6 with the HTC BlinkFeed experience aggregates the consumers’ chosen news feeds into a snackable experience on their homescreens.
- Large screens housed within beautifully designed phones made of premium materials that feel great in your hand.
The HTC Desire 610 packs an array of features, including a 4.7″ FWVGA display, 1.2GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB on-board storage with support for up to 64GB expandable storage. The 8-megapixel rear camera offers 1080p Full HD video recording and the 1.3 megapixel front camera is perfect for a quick video chat or snapping a selfie.
The HTC Desire 816 builds on the HTC Desire 610 with enhanced specifications, including a 5.5″ HD720 display, a 1.6GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 1.5GB RAM and the same on-board and expendable storage. For more serious shutterbugs, the main camera packs 13 megapixels, and also features 1080 Full HD video recording, while the 5-megapixel front camera features a wide-angle lens. Both have a back side-illuminated (BSI) sensor for enhanced captures in low-light conditions.
Price and Availability
The HTC Desire 816 will be available beginning this Tuesday, August 12, at Virgin Mobile for $299 on any of Virgin Mobile USA’s Beyond Talk no-contract plans, and at various retail outlets later this month. The HTC Desire 610 and HTC Desire 816 are also available through HTC.com.