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HTC Desire 816 unveiled at MWC 2014 with HTC One inspired design

The HTC Desire 816 has been officially unveiled at MWC 2014, with the mid-range handset landing with a HTC One inspired design.

Set to target a lower price point than the company’s flagship offering, the HTC Desire 816 has been unveiled while the upcoming HTC One 2 reamins shrouded in mystery.

“This year, one of our plans is to take some of our great design and experiences to even more people,” HTC CEO Peter Chou said in unveiling the HTC Desire 816.

He added: “With the HTC One leading in the premium segment, it is clear there is a great opportunity in the middle of the market.”

HTC Desire 816 Features

Increasing the expectations of the mid-range smartphone market, the HTC Desire 816 features a 5.5-inch 720p HD display.

Running Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat OS skinned with the company’s Sense UI, the phone is set to be made available in a range of colours, with white, black, green and red backed handsets all sporting premium facia.

Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, the mid-range HTC Desire 816 adds a 13-megapiexl rear camera alongside a 5-megapixel forward-facing snapper. On top of this, forward-facing stereo speakers, much like the BoomSound offerings found on the HTC One are present.

HTC Desire 816 Release Date and Price

The HTC Desire 816 will be start a global rollout in March. Kicking off in China, the phone will be available across more markets, including European territories from April. An exact UK release has yet to be announced.

A HTC Desire 816 price is also awaiting confirmation.

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