HTC One (M8), HTC Desire 816 and HTC Desire 210 launched in India

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HTC has gone all guns blazing today in India and has launched 3 new devices in the country targeted at different budget segments. It has launched its flagship device, the HTC One M8 for Rs 49,900 while the mid-range phablet Desire 816 for Rs 23,990 and the low-end Desire 210 for Rs 8,700. HTC seems to have gotten the pricing almost right this time around for all of its devices.

HTC One Specifications

HTC One M8
HTC One M8
  • 5.0 inch LCD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, capacitive multitouch, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU & 2GB of LP-DDR3 RAM
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense UI 6.0
  • 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot up to 128GB
  • 4.0  UltraPixel rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, BSI Sensor, F/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens, Secondary depth-sensor camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, MHL, IR Blaster, NFC and GPS with GLONASS
  • Front-facing BoomSound 2 stereo speakers with dedicated amplifiers
  • 2600 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold colour options
  • Rs 49,900

It matches Galaxy S5 on every area and is better at some as well except the camera. Its unibody metal body looks amazing in metal grey.

HTC Desire 816 Specifications

HTC Desire 816
HTC Desire 816
  • 5.5 inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB RAM
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense UI 5.5
  • 8GB internal storage & microSD card slot up to 128GB
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash and 5MP secondary camera unit
  • 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and dual SIM
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • Black, White, Red, Green and Purple
  • Rs 23,990

HTC Desire 210 Specifications

HTC Desire 210
HTC Desire 210
  • 4 inch LCD display, 800 x 480 pixels
  • 1 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572M processor, 512MB RAM
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, HTC Sense UI 5.0
  • 4GB internal storage & microSD card up to 32GB
  • 5MP rear camera (without flash), VGA front camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Dual SIM
  • 1,300 mAh battery
  • Rs 8,700

You can't really expect more in the entry-level expect and the pricing would have been bang on had it been Rs 1,000 less but that's the premium you pay for HTC's brand value. All the devices will go on sale starting 7th of May and we can surely expect them to get the sales rolling for HTC.

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