Well, it seems like HTC is all set to launch the recently announced Desire 620G smartphone in Indian market as the phone has now been listed on Snapdeal.com, UniverCell.in and TheMobileStore.in for Rs. 15,900. However, there’s still no word about the Indian availability of smartphone from the side of company officials.
The phone was launched last month along with Desire 620 in company’s home market Taiwan. Both smartphones run Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system and Sense 6.0 UI. However, Desire 620 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor while Desire 620G is powered by a more powerful 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor. Other specs of phone include a 5-inches large 720p HD display, 8mp rear-facing camera capable of recording full HD videos, 5mp front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Its memory can also be expanded upto 32GB with the help of an external memory card. There’s a 2100 mAh battery to deliver talktime of 19.2 hours and standby time of 525 hours on 3G. Other obvious features include dual-SIM support, dual front-facing BoomSound speakers and GPS. The phone has been made available in two color choices of grey and white.
However, two major cons are also associated with this smartphone:
- It’s not 4G LTE compatible (this isn’t a major downside though; 4G network is still unavailable in most cities of India).
- It’s significantly overpriced than many other options available in market (this is, as you may expect, a major concern).
HTC has several mid-range players in Indian smartphone market. For example, they’ve Desire 816, Desire 816G, Desire 820, Desire 820Q and now Desire 620G in their arsenal. It’s expected that Desire 620 will also be launched soon in the market, thought there’s still no official word about its launching in India. If it’s launched soon, the company will have overall 6 mid-range offerings in Indian market. But still it’ll be a tough call for it to compete with companies that’re offering more powerul specs for nearly half of its prices. After entry of new players like Motorola, Xiaomi and OnePlus the fulfilling the ambitious dream of dominating Indian smartphone market has become even more tough not only for HTC but also for many other major players (including Samsung). It’ll be interesting to see the response that company receives in India after launch. By the time of writing this post the phone was “Sold out” on Snapdeal with no information about the expected time of availability.