HTC Desire 616 Dual SIM (4GB) with Octa-Core Processor Available From Today

HTC Desire 616 Dual SIM (4GB) with Octa-Core Processor Available From Today

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HTC is targeting the sub S$300 market with its latest smartphone, the Desire 616 Dual SIM (4GB). Available from today, the Desire 616 is priced at S$298 without line contract and inclusive of GST.

The Desire 616 sports a 5-inch 720p display, a MediaTek MT6592 octa-core 1.4GHz processor (the same one used in the Xiaomi Redmi Note albeit  with a lower clock speed), 1GB RAM, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Sense 5.5. It supports 3G connectivity on one slot (normal-sized SIM) and 2G on the other slot (micro-SIM). 

The 4GB internal storage is barely sufficient for most people, but the Desire 616 has a microSD memory card slot that supports memory cards up to 32GB. The Desire 616 comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera. It has a decent weight of 150g and measures just 9.15mm thin with a 2,000mAh battery.

Its obvious rival in the market is the S$169 Xiaomi Redmi, which has been very popular among consumers in Singapore. The Desire 616 will face a stronger competitor in the coming weeks as Xiaomi will launch the Redmi 1S.

HTC Desire 616 vs Xiaomi Redmi
  HTC Desire 616 Dual SIM (4GB) Xiaomi Redmi
Launch SRP
  • From S$298
  • From S$169
Operating system
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense
  • MIUI V5 (based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean)
  • MediaTek MT6592 octa-core 1.4GHz
  • MediaTek MT6589T quad-core 1.5GHz
Built-in Memory
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5-inch / 1,280 x 720 pixels
  • 4.7-inch / 1,280 x 720 pixels / IPS
  • Rear: 8-megapixel with LED flash
  • Front: 2-megapixel
  • Rear: 8-megapixel with dual-LED flash, aperture of f/2.2 and 28mm wide angle lens
  • Front: 1.3-megapixel
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 HS, GPS + AGPS
Storage Type
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD expansion up to 32GB
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 2,000mAh
  • 2,000mAh
  • 142 x 71.9 x 9.15mm
  • 137 x 69 x 9.9mm
  • 150g
  • 158g

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