Mumbai, 10 July-2014(Indilens Web Team): HTC could be all set to launch two new devices namely, the Desire 616 and One E8, for the Indian market at an event to be held in Delhi on Friday, July 11.
HTC could launch Desire 616 and One E8 in India tomorrow
The company has sent out invites and though it doesn’t explicitly name any device, it is highly speculated to be launch of the Desire 616 and HTC One E8. The company may also announce a dual-SIM version of the HTC One M8.
The Desire 616 which was announced earlier this week was touted as a China-only phone, though it looks like HTC may bring it India-side as well. But since the invite is tight-lipped about the devices which will be launched, we can only confirm its arrival tomorrow. The Desire 616 is a mid-ranger with a 5-inch HD display and sports a 1.4GHz octa-core processor.
It comes with a decent 1GB of RAM, a 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front shooter. Disappointingly the internal storage is just 4GB ( further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card), and there’s a 2000mAh battery as well. The connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE and 3G.
The HTC One (E8) is a watered-down HTC One (M8), and has similar specifications, without the high-end matal body. Running Android 4.4.2 KitKat and the HTC Sense UI, the One E8 features a 5-inch SLCD 3 full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) display, which is the same as the one seen on the One M8. In fact, it also shares the 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and the Adreno 330 GPU, with the HTC flagship.
Another common trait is the BoomSound speaker setup on the front side of the E8, which should ensure loud audio. It comes with 16GB of internal storage ( further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card). In terms of connectivity, there’s HSPA, Cat 4 LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, and GPS with with A-GPS, GLONASS. The One E8 is a dual-SIM device. Finally, there’s no Ultrapixel shenanigans on the E8, which gets a 13-megapixel camera on the back, along with a selfie-friendly 5MP clicker on the front.