HTC unveiled the new Desire 616 and One (E8) smartphones for the Indian market. These new smartphones will be adding the company’s Android portfolio in the country, which currently includes devices like Desire 310,One (M8), Desire 210 and Desire 816.

The HTC One E8 is a somewhat trimmed down polycarbonate  variant of the HTC One M8. It features the same key specifications like the flagship –5-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 801 Quad-Core processor, 2GB of RAM, 5MP front camera and 2600 mAh battery. It sports a 13MP rear camera instead of the Duo camera setup present on One M8 excluding the IR blaster.

Software wise, the HTC One E8 runs Android 4.4 KitKat with the familiar Sense 6 UI. The smartphone will retail for INR34,900 in the country and will be available around July-end in Polar White, Electric Crimson, Maldives Blue, and Misty Grey colour variants. HTC is releasing the dual-SIM version of One E8 in India.


Chia-Lin Chang, (left) President Global Sales and Jack Yang President HTC South Asia India launch the HTC One E8 and Desire 616 in New Delhi.

Coming to HTC Desire 616, the budget friendly Desire series smartphone coming with a 5-inch 720p HD display. It features a Octa-Core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5.5 UI. In addition, the smartphone packs an 8MP rear shooter, 2MP front camera, 2000mAh battery and dual-SIM support.

HTC Desire 616 has got a price-tag of INR16,900 and is already available in Dark Grey and Pearl White colour variants.

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HTC One (E8) dual-SIM specifications:

  • 5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4 with Sense UI
  • Dual-SIM support (SIM 1- 2G + 3G WCDMA/ 800MHz + CDMA rev. B, SIM 2 – 2G GSM)
  • 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA, Micro-USB 2.0
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • 2600 mAh battery

HTC Desire 616 dual-SIM key specifications:

  • 5-inch HD (1280x720p) display
  • 1.4GHz MediaTek octa-core processor
  • Android 4.2.2 with Sense UI
  • Dual-SIM support (SIM 1- 2G GSM + 3G WCDMA, SIM 2 – 2G GSM)
  • 4GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, microSD card slot
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • 2000 mAh battery