HTC Announces the Desire 610 and Desire 816

Desire_610HTC announces two new Desires that are indeed rather desirable! HTC and the Desire go way back! Way back to 2010 is where the original HTC Desire first appeared. Over the last few years the company has produced a slew of different handsets with the Desire branding. Earlier this week HTC took the stage at MWC to announce not one, but two new HTC Desires. Ladies and gentlemen the Desire 816 and Desire 610 or now official! Recently HTC has gone on record stating the company would be focusing more on the mid range market and it looks as if these new Desires are here to get the ball rolling.

The list of HTC Desire’s is rather long spanning back at least four years, earlier this week the list got a bit longer with the likes of the Desire 610 and Desire 816. While the naming conventions surrounding these new Desire’s is indeed a bit mundane, the handsets are generally awesome! Starting with the Desire 610 you’ll be graced with a 4.7 inch qHD touch screen display that is built atop a 9.6mm thin housing. Around back of the phone you’ll find an 8 mega pixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording while a 1.3 mega pixel sensor can be found up front. Internally the handset runs with a Qualcomm made Snapdragon 400 system chip that uses a quad core 1.2 GHz processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage and expandable micro SD memory up to 64 GB. Additionally it comes with a 2040 mAh battery, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA and micro USB connectivity.

HTC_Desire_816The Desire 816 is a slightly better phone, but still keeps itself within the mid range category. The 816 starts with a 5.5 inch touch screen display that is embedded into an even thinner housing that measures in at 7.99mm. Around the back of the handset a 13 mega pixel camera resides, while up front, surprisingly enough you’ll get access to a 5 mega pixel wide angle sensor! Internally the device uses the same Snapdragon 400 system chip as the 610 but it runs slightly faster with a quad core 1.6 GHz processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, internal GPU, 8 GB of internal storage and expandable micro SD up to 128 GB. Additional connectivity is found by the likes of GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, DLNA and micro USB.

The two handsets will go on sale globally in April. Anyone interested? Sound off in the comments section below and let us know what you think and remember that all the very best in HTC accessories are here.

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