HTC ships affordable Desire 516 to Europe to tackle Moto G

HTC’s entry level Desire 516 will print its foot on August in Europe to compete with Motorola’s Moto G and other budget handsets. The phone will be available in Austria and Switzerland with cost around $270 or €199 unlocked and contract-free in either white or grey hues.

For its price, the Desire 516 won’t have the high-end specs that you would expect to see on more flagship handsets, like the HTC One M8. Instead, it will have a 5-inch qHD resolution screen, quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor alongside 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB storage, and a combo of 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras.

Desire 516 will be a cost efficient smartphone won’t have the high-end hardware that you can find on more flagship handsets, like the HTC One M8. It will have a 5-inch qHD resolution screen, quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor with 1 GB RAM, 4 GB storage, and a primary 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel secondary cameras.

For closer comparison, the Moto G Google Play edition starts at $170 and has double the storage, comes with in a better Snapdragon 400 processor. That phone has a 5-megapixel primary camera and 1.3-megapixel secondary camera and a smaller 4.5-inch display but it is high resolution with a 720p HD screen.

Additionally, the Desire 516 dispatched with Jelly Bean rather than the latest stable Android KitKat. it is a big drawback to HTC and won’t be powered by the latest edition of HTC’s Sense user interface.

The phone is also already launched in India and China.

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