HTC Unveils Midrange Desire 816 and 610

HTC held a press event and unveiled the Desire 816, and on a separate press release, outs the Desire 610. The announcement of the two devices is in line with the company’s prerogative to concentrate a bit more on midrange phones.


The Desire 816 comes with a 5.5 inch display, a 1.6 GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor, 8GB of storage (+microSD), 1.5GB of RAM, a 13MP rear cam, 5MP front cam, and a 2,600mAh battery. It will launch in China next month, and then globally by April.


The Desire 610, on the other hand, will come with a smaller 4.7 inch screen, 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor, 8GB of storage (+microSD), 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear cam, 1.3MP front cam, and a 2,040mAh battery. This handset is scheduled to launch in Europe this May.

Both devices will have on-screen buttons, BlinkFeed and dual front-facing speakers with BoomSound. There was no mention of any price as of this moment.

HTC Power to Give

HTC also announced its Power To Give initiative. The idea is to let users volunteer a bit of their smartphone’s computational power to good causes. How does it work? While your device is charging, connected to WiFi, with over 90 percent battery, you can let an app download bits of data, process it, and upload it back to a server. With this, your device assists in projects related to cancer, AIDs, and clean water research. The app works with the HTC One series, Butterfly, and Butterfly S, along with other select devices like the Galaxy S4. According to the company, a million HTC One handsets running the app can generate nearly a petaflop of computational power.

Source Android Police

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