HTC Desire 816

HTC finally brings Desire 816, 610 to US shores

After months of teasing, HTC is finally bringing its mainstream midrange handsets to the US – the HTC Desire 816 and the Desire 610. HTC had pointed out that it was the lack of options from them for the midrange market that caused a downturn in the company’s 2013 performance, and these phones are now here to address that need, which were previously available only for the European and Asian markets.

HTC Desire 816: hands-on with a mid-range flagship

HTC may have had the Desire 816 off limits for touching following the initial announcement event, but we still managed to get to spend a bit more quality time with the handset once the show floor opened. We still weren't able to power it on, which meant we were not able to see how nice the display looks. But again, for reference, the Desire 816 display is 5.5-inches and 720p.