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HTC Desire 816 Appears Headed to U.S. – Find Out Where

by Jacob Kleinman | May 30, 2014May 30, 2014 9:00 pm PST

It’s been a few months since HTC first announced the Desire 816. We’ve even managed to get our hands on a copy earlier this month, but for Android fans here in the U.S. there’s still no easy way to buy the company’s sleek plastic smartphone. Thankfully it looks like that’s about to change with a Sprint LTE version of the HTC Desire 816 passing through the FCC.

The Desire 816 approved this week by the FCC is a CDMA device with support for LTE bands 25, 26, and 41. Otherwise we’re looking at the same HTC device that’s already available in other parts of the world. It offers a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera.

HTC’s mid-range plastic smartphone launched in China back in March before making its way to some European countries earlier this month. Hopefully following today’s news we’ll see the Desire 816 makes its way to the U.S. in the near future. Until then we’ll be on the lookout for any indication that the device is also headed to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...