HTC has reportedly launched two smartphones, Desire 620 and 620G, in Taiwan. Both the phones offer 5 inch HD display, dual SIM, 1 GB RAM, and 8 GB of inbuilt memory.
The HTC Desire 820 offers 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and has 128GB micro SD card slot. The Desire 620G on the other hand offers MediaTek MTK MT6592 system on chip comprising an octa core processor and 32 GB expandable storage slot. Another difference is that while the Snapdragon model offers LTE connectivity (not clear whether it is compatible with Indian LTE network or not), the MTK version is compatible with 3G networks.
Both the handset are powered by 2,100mAh battery and are based on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. They also offer 8 megapixel main camera and 5 megapixel front unit and come with HTC’s iconic dual front speakers.
As per reports, the Desire 620 and Desire 620G Dual SIM will go on sale from in Taiwan from today at TWD 6,990 (Rs 14,000 approximately) and mid-December at TWD 4,990 (Rs 9,990 approximately) respectively.
HTC has 5 per cent share in the Indian handset market. “It will reach 7 per cent in fourth quarter and comfortably 10 per cent in 2015,” HTC Chief Financial Officer and president of global sales Chiang-Lin Chang told PTI in an interview earlier in September this year. As per recent IDC report, Samsung tops the market with 24 per cent share followed by Micromax which has 20 per cent share.
Currently, HTC’s basket under Rs 15,000 include Desire 616, 516C, 310and 501. All these smartphones look pale in front of the new age devices like Moto X, Moto G 2nd Gen, Redmi Note, Asus Zenfone 6 etc. Thus HTC need to offer (if at all it will launch these in India) at very competitive price point.