HTC Desire 210, 816 Smartphones Launched in India; Price, Availability Details

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By Rohit KVN | April 21, 2014 10:21 PM EST

Besides launching the company's flagship HTC One M8, the Taiwanese smartphone maker has also announced the two new handsets - Desire 210 and Desire 816 in India.

Among the two phones, Desire 210 is an entry-level device. It features 4.0-inch WVGA (480x800p) display and ships with Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 1.0GHz MediaTek dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 5.0-megapixel camera (no Flash support), a VGA camera on the front and a 1300 mAh battery.

On the other hand, Desire 816 is an upper mid-range smartphone, which made its global debut at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2014 in February. It houses a big 5.5-inch HD (720x1280p) screen and runs on the Android OS with custom Sense UI powered by faster 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU, 1.5GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 128GB).

Desire 210 and Desire 816 come with a price tag of ₹8,700 and ₹23,990 respectively and are said to hit stores in few weeks time. Whereas, the company's marquee metal-clad phone HTC One M8 is expected to be made available in India on 7 May.

 Key Specifications of HTC Desire 210 and Desire 816:


HTC Desire 210 Dual

HTC Desire 816


4.0-inch WVGA (480x800p) screen

5.5-inch HD (720x1280p) screen

Pixel density: 267 ppi (pixels per inch)


Android v4.2 Jelly Bean

Android (version not revealed ) with Sense v5.5 UI


1GHz MediaTek dual-core CPU

(chipset type: MT6572M)

1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series CPU




Storage capacity

4GB, expandable up to 32GB

8GB, expandable up to 128GB


Main: 5.0-megapixel camera  (no flash)

Front: 0.3-megapixel VGA camera

Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with Flash support

Front: 5.0-megapixel camera


1300 mAh

2600 mAh


2G & 3G

2G & 3G


Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) slots, Bluetooth,  Wi-Fi, GPS, micro-USB, microSD card slot

Nano-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0,  Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS, micro-USB, microSD card slot





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Customers look at HTC smartphones in a mobile phone shop in Taipei in this July 30, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang/Files
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