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HTC launches feature-packed yet affordable Desire 816 smartphone

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htc816desire2HTC 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.

The HTC Desire 816 has a 5.5-inch screen and a 13-megapixel camera

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.”

The HTC Desire 816 is available exclusively to Optus customers

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.

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