News by Luke Jones on Tuesday March 24, 2015.
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While it was replaced by the Desire 820, the HTC Desire 816 is a very good mid-range smartphone and even though it is nearly a year old, it is still worth considering. Indeed, the handset is going to become more enticing as it is about to receive its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop.HTC ROM developer and accurate tipster LlabTooFeR says that the HTC Desire 816 will be moving to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop some time through April. That will bring the handset up to speed in terms of Google's OS, but what about HTC's own Sense UI? The company debuted Sense 7 UI at the Mobile World Conference alongside the One M9, but it is unclear whether the Desire 816 will get the software or remain on Sense 6. The Desire 816 is something of a bargain these days, coming with a price tag of around $200 off contract, while it is also a good looking smartphone. It has a large 5.5-inch 720p display, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (1.6GHz quad core) with 1.5GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel rear camera. Around the front there is a selfie crowd pleasing 5MP lens, while there is 8GB of on board storage and support for Micro SD expansion.
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