Besides other smartphones and RE camera, HTC has also launched in India its budget smartphone HTC Desire 516C, which is a dual sim and CDMA-enabled version of the successful HTC Desire 516 dual sim. HTC Desire 516C is priced Rs. 12,990 and will be sild exclusively by Snapdeal.com.
The Desire 516C features a 5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) LCD display having a pixel density of 220ppi. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable upto 32 GB via microSD card.
The 516C is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The HTC Desire 516 C is packed with a removable 1950mAh battery, which is stated to provide up to 9 hours of talk time (3G) and up to 220 hours of standby time (3G). For connectivity, this phone offers options of 3G (HSPA+), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack and GRPS/EDGE. It has dimensions of 140x72x9.7mm and weighs 160 grams.
The 516C comes with HTC’s renowned HTC BlinkFeed home screen, first introduced with the flagship HTC One smartphone. With this feature, the users can customise their streams to get more relevant, up-to-the-minute news and social updates direct on their home screens. The users can also get updates from their favourite news and social sites including Twitter, Facebook on the screen of the 516C in crisp detail and rich colour.
Moreover, with the offline Reading mode, the users can view articles from their personal feed, drawn from more than 20,000 articles a day from the world’s leading media companies, making it an ideal option for those on a limited data plan. You can add up to 120 articles to your reading list when connected to WiFi and access them later to enjoy data-free reading on the move.
“HTC Desire 516C dual sim has been created for users who care for quality, features and a great value for money product,” said Chia-Lin Chang, President of Global Sales and Chief Financial Officer, HTC. “The latest addition inherits renowned HTC Desire range’s legacy of super-fast processing and premium features, at a lower price. This new exciting device will offer the best possible experience in its category.”