HTC launches feature-packed yet affordable Desire 816 smartphone
HTC has released an affordable mid-market device – the Desire 816 – that comes with a range of advanced features without the advanced price.
Available exclusively to Optus customers, the HTC Desire 816 has a large 5.5-inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad core 1.6Ghz processor and 4G LTE connectivity.
The Android device is just 7.9mm thick and has 8GB internal storage plus a microSD card slot to expand the memory capacity even further.
The HTC Desire offers a fresh interpretation of the HTC One premium all-metal design and is aimed at younger users and customers who are looking for a affordable and feature-packed device.
HTC’s Desire 816 does inherit some of the company’s best smartphone features including dual front-facing speakers with BoomSound and HTC’s BlinkFeed to stay up to date with the latest news and your social media circles.
On the photography side there is a 13-megapixel camera plus a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for even better quality selfies.
“Our Desire range has always been popular with the mid-market segment and with the launch of the HTC Desire 816, we have delivered a smartphone with an unprecedented feature set and great price” said Ben Hodgson, Country Manager HTC Australia and New Zealand.
“Featuring a winning combination of great design and quality performance, the HTC Desire 816 will create a new benchmark in value and change the path for upcoming mid-market phones.”
Customers can purchase the HTC Desire 816 from an Optus store or online here.
The HTC Desire 816 can be purchased outright for $398 or on an Optus My Plan from $35 a month with a $5 monthly handset fee.
Stay tuned to Tech Guide for a full review of the HTC Desire 816 in the coming weeks.