HTC has announced the launch of a slew of smartphones including the latest camera centric Desire Eye. The list of mid-rangers that have been launched by the Taiwanese tech giant include Desire 516c, Desire 820 and Desire 820q for price tags of Rs 12,990, Rs 24,990 and Rs 22,500 respectively.
The Desire 820 is an octa-core smartphone that employs the 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset paired with Adreno 405 graphics unit and 2 GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Desire 820q is a quad-core variant that incorporates a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 graphics unit and 1 GB of RAM.
The other specifications of both the Desire 820 and Desire 820q are identical as they are given a 5.5 inch HD display with 1280×720 pixel resolution layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. There is 16 GB of internal storage space in both the devices that can be expanded externally by another 128 GB using a micro SD card.
Fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI on top, the smartphones are upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop. There is a 13 MP primary snapper with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 28 mm lens, BSI sensor and support for FHD 1080p video recording. Also, there is an 8 MP front facing selfie camera onboard these devices.
Connectivity wise, the Desire 820 and Desire 820q are packed with 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual SIM functionality. Keeping things juiced up is a 2,600 mAh battery that will provide a decent backup to the smartphones.
When it comes to the Desire 516c, the smartphone uses a 5 inch qHD 960×540 pixel resolution and is fueled by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS with Sense 5.0 UI. Under its hood, the smartphone is stuffed with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor aided by 1 GB of RAM. There is a low 4 GB of native storage capacity in this smartphone that can be expanded externally by another 64 GB.
The imaging aspects of the mid-ranger include a 5 MP primary camera with LED flash and a VGA front facing selfie camera. There are connectivity features such as dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS and a 1,950 mAh battery in the Desire 516c.
While the Desire 820 and Desire 820q will be made available for sale starting from November 5, the Desire 516q is available exclusively via Snapdeal from today.