HTC One (E8) and Desire 616 officially launched in India for Rs. 34,900 and Rs. 16,900
HTC has officially announced the launch of two new Android smartphones in the Indian market, one under the Desire series and the other under One series of smartphones. HTC has officially launched the plastic version of the flagship M8 called HTC One (E8) and the newly announced HTC Desire 616 in India at an event held in New Delhi.
HTC has priced the One (E8) in India at Rs. 34,900, whereas the Desire 616 costs Rs. 16,900. The One (E8) comes in four different colour options including Polar White, Misty Gray, Electric Crimson and Maldives Blue and would be available across the country stating July-end. The Desire 616 comes in Grey and White colours and will be available starting tomorrow.
Apart from the plastic build and single rear camera set up, the One (E8) also misses the IR blaster support. On the specifications front, HTC One (E8) comes with a 5-inch Full HD Super LCD 3 display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM and Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense 6 on top.
The One (E8) is 9.85mm thick and weights 145 grams, and has dual-SIM support. Other specifications include an 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front facing camera, 16GB internal storage with up to 128GB supported microSD card and 2,600 mAh battery. Connectivity series include 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB 2.0, GPS, MHL, DLNA and NFC.
On the other hand, the HTC Desire 616 comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display, 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, Mali 450-MP4 GPU, 1GB RAM and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.5 on top. The smartphone is 9.15mm thick and weights 150 grams.
Other specifications include an 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front facing camera, 4GB internal storage with expandable upto 32GB using microSD card and 2,000 mAh battery. Connectivity series inlude 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and A-GPS.
In another news, HTC has also announced that the One (M8) will be receiving the 4G LTE support update on August 15th. The update, as usual will be rolled-out over-the-air (OTA) and will bring 4G LTE connectivity support for Indian bands. No word on when the One (E8) will receive the 4G LTE support update.