Better late than never. It seems like giant smartphone manufacturers have realized this truth. Those who didn’t consider India a serious market for their business have finally realized its importance. One such manufacturer is HTC – just like Apple, this Taiwanese giant had also been neglecting Indian market for most time. Seems like now they’ve realized their mistake.
Now to revert the consequences of this costly mistake HTC has come on an aggressive front. Recently during an event in New Delhi it launched not one but 6 devices at once, all priced at different price points. Let’s take a look at all the devices that it launched at the event:
First and foremost we’ve the HTC 10, which was originally launched by the company last month. Now it’s coming to India. Since this is company’s flagship product, it’s loaded with some of the best hardware and software. It comes with 5.2-inch Quad-HD display (2560 x 1440 pixels, 564 ppi), 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and up to 2TB of expandable storage. The specs are impressive, but they’re not the USP of this device. The best is something else, and that is its camera!
According to HTC, the 12MP camera in this device is the best in class. It’s a BSI sensor with laser autofocus, dual-tone flash and optical image stabilization (OIS). Capable of recording 4K videos in a variety of different modes, this camera can shoot videos at frame rate of 8 fps even. The front camera is also equally impressive. It’s a 5MP one with capability of capturing Full-HD videos. It’s powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. It’s a bit pricey though – Rs. 52,990. After all, it’s HTC!
You can learn more about this device in our detailed coverage.
HTC One X9:
The next device launched by the company is HTC One X9. This is company’s offering to those who don’t want to go as high as 50K INR but are happy to spend something around 30K on their phone. The device is priced at Rs. 25,990 INR and it’ll come with Octa-core 2GHz MediaTek MT6795T processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, 5.5-inches large Full-HD display, 13MP primary camera, 5MP front camera and 32GB of internal storage.
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HTC Desire 628 Dual Sim:
This is a mid-range smartphone. Priced at Rs. 13,990, it’ll come with 5-inch HD Display, 1.3GHz octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and same 2TB of expandable memory. Camera department is also rich enough with 13MP primary and 5MP front cameras. To power the device there’s a 2,200 mAh battery underneath.
HTC Desire 630:
The event also saw launch of some mystery devices with no information about their pricing. Desire 630 is one of them. Specs-wise it’s same as Desire 628 Dual-SIM, the only major difference being 1.6GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 SoC and 2GB of RAM. Aside from that a minor difference exists in storage department too as this device has got 16GB of internal storage. Remaining stuff is same. Based on that configuration it seems like it has also been aimed at the mid-range segment of market.
HTC Desire 825:
It may sound strange, but spec-sheet of Desire 825 is also identical to Desire 628 and 630. The only differences between the two are presence of a 5.5-inches large screen and a bigger 2,700 mAh battery. Everything else is same. The device will be available for Rs. 18,990.
HTC Desire 830:
Finally we’ve Desire 830, which is company’s effort to capture some share from xyz segment. It has got a Mediatek Helio X10 processor, 3GB RAM, 13MP primary camera and 4MP secondary camera. The internal storage of device is 32GB and expandable up to 2TB. The device is powered by a 2,800 mAh battery. No pricing details were revealed about this device as well.
With launch of these devices now company’s smartphones are available in all price segments from Rs. 8K to Rs. 53K. It had already launched 2 budget smartphones dubbed One A9 and Desire 828 last year to take on the budget market, and now it has launched these new devices to take on other segments. It’ll be interesting to see where these things take them.