HTC Desire 816
HTC Desire 816Screenshot from HTC India's Official Website

HTC Desire 816 has been launched in India several weeks after it was announced. Priced at ₹24,450, the device will compete with counterparts like Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Sony Xperia T2 Ultra in price-sensitive Indian market.

The device, which was announced at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, is now available on Indian online retailers. The price of the smartphone was said to be ₹23,990 but it (grey color) has a price tag of ₹27,370 on Infibeam and ₹25,499 on Flipkart

Only white and grey models of HTC Desire 816 are available online though launched in multiple colors.

Entering the Indian market a little late, the device will have to take on devices like Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Sony Xperia T2 Ultra that have hit the stores.

Both HTC Desire 816 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo sport a 5.5-inch display (720x1280p) while Sony Xperia T2 Ultra comes with a bigger screen, 6.0-inch. However, Sony's smartphone has only 245 ppi pixel density compared to 267 ppi of its rivals due to bigger screen size.

When it comes to processor, HTC Desire 816 boasts of Snapdragon 600 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz speed, whereas Sony Xperia T2 Ultra packs slower 1.2GHz quad-core processor and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, a 1.3GHz Exynos 5260.

Priced above ₹20,000 and below ₹30,000, the devices may end up eating into each other's revenues.

Have a look at key specifications of HTC Desire 816, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Sony Xperia T2 Ultra:

Models HTC Desire 816 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
Display 5.5-inch HD (720x1280p) screenPixel density: 267 ppi (pixels per inch) 5.5-inch (720 x 1280p)
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 267 ppi pixel density
6.0-inch HD (720x1280p) TFT screen with TRILUMINOS and BRAVIA Engine 2 display technology
Pixel density: 245 ppi
OS Android (version not revealed ) with Sense v5.5 UI Android v4.3 Jelly Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS
Processor 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series CPU 1.3GHz
Exynos 5260
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU(chipset: MSM8928)
RAM 1.5GB 2 GB 1GB
Storage 8GB, expandable up to 128GB 16 GB,
expandable up to 64 GB
8GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with Flash supportFront: 5.0-megapixel camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash Main: 13.0-megapixel with pulsed LED flash and auto, HDR (for both video/picture), 16X digital zoom, Sony Exmor RS sensorFront: 1.1-megapixl camera (720p resolutions)
Battery 2600 mAh;Talk time: up to 21 hours (3G)Standby mode: close to 737 hours (3G) Li-Po 2600 mAh batteryTalk time: up to 21 hoursStandby mode: close to 30 days 3000 mAh (Li-Ion);Talk time: up to 24 hoursStandby mode: close to 44 days
Network 2G & 3G 2G & 3G 2G & 3G
Dimensions 156.6 x 78.7 x 8 mm 148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6 mm 165.2 x 83.2 x 7.65 mm
Weight 165 g 162.5 g 171.5 g
Price ₹24,450 ₹26,968 - ₹29,823 ₹23,900/-

(Image Credit: Screenshot from HTC India's Official Website)