HTC Desire 516 with 5 inch qHD display goes for sale online

By | June 26, 2014

Just days after putting HTC Desire 816 on sale online HTC has yet again launched a budget 5 inch smartphone by the name HTC Desire 516. This smartphone was first spotted on ebay and yesterday HTC officially announced it for Indian market. However there is a price difference of around 900 bucks between official launch price of Rs. 14,200 and Rs. 13,302 quoted by ebay. Ebay also promises to ship the Desire 516 within 5 business days anywhere in India.

HTC Desire 516 has a great design and why not as unique designs have always been HTC’s forte. The Desire 516 comes loaded with a powerful 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm QSC6270 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 302 GPU. It has 4 GB of internal storage which could be scaled up to 32 GB using a microSD card. It is a dual SIM device (GSM+GSM) and supports dual SIM dual Standby functionality.HTC Desire 516

It has a 5 megapixel rear camera along with a LED flash and backside illuminated sensor (BSI sensor), along with this it also features a 2 megapixel camera at the front side. It also houses a powerful 1,950 mAh battery that can deliver a maximum talk time of up to 9 hours on 3G networks and a standby time of up to 220 hours on 3G networks. It boasts of a qHD display which delivers a resolution of 540×960 pixels which results in a pixel density of 220 ppi.

HTC Desire 516 runs Google’s dated Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and company hasn’t revealed any plans to push any Kitkat update. Standard connectivity features include 2G, 3G, stereo audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi.

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“Everyone enjoys a large screen, good quality phone and the HTC Desire 516 dual SIM is that very phone. The latest addition to our renowned HTC Desire range combines super-fast processing and premium features at a lower price, offering users the best possible experience in this category”, said Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, HTC India.

Desire 516 also has HTC Blinkfeed which allows the user to customize their data feeds and hence delivers more precise news and social media updates. The offline reading mode allows you to read your feeds even while offline and could be beneficial for those on tighter data budgets. This smartphone will be available on Black and Pearl White colors with dimensions 140x72x9.7mm and weighs 160 grams

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HTC Desire 516 price

This smartphone has been officially launched in India for Rs. 14,200 or US $233, while it can be purchased on online retailer ebay for Rs. 13,302.

HTC Desire 516 Key Specs

  • Display: 5.00-inch qHD
  • Processor: 1.2GHz Qualcomm
  • Front Camera: 2-megapixel
  • Resolution: 540×960 pixels
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 4.2.2
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Rear Camera: 5-megapixel with LED flash
  • Battery capacity: 1950mAh
  • Pixel Density: 220 ppi