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Funky HTC A16 pictured, could be an affordable Desire

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Funky HTC A16 pictured, could be an affordable Desire
While HTC is unlikely to announce its One M10 flagship at MWC 2016 this month, the company may still have some new smartphones to show us. One of them could be the HTC A16, which we can now check out thanks to some renders revealed by Evan Blass (@evleaks).

At the moment, there are no details on the specs of the HTC A16, but this is obviously quite a colorful device, some variants of it having funky, somewhat childish patterns on the back cover. On the front, we can see a camera and a set of dual speakers, while the rear hosts another camera (with LED flash) plus what seem to be lanyard strap holes.

By the looks of it, the A16 is likely part of HTC's Desire lineup of handsets, and will (hopefully) run Android Marshmallow out of the box. The date that's visible on its home screen suggests that HTC may plan to launch the device in early March. According to Taiwanese website 3C Talk, the A16 may cost around $150, which means we shouldn't expect it to offer any high-end features - the design doesn't scream high-end anyway. We'll let you know if we see the new smartphone at MWC 2016 in the coming days.


sources: @evleaks, 3C Talk (translated)

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posted on 20 Feb 2016, 03:59 7

1. KillTheKardashians (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


Nice Colors

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 10:23 1

22. Yaksha (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Feb 2016)


Indeed, but I hate that it got back side speakers.. but it still looks awesome..

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 04:01 6

2. Wiencon (Posts: 1924; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Looks better than M10

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 04:28 4

5. Kumar123 (Posts: 914; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Exactly my thought. It's also looking better than both S7 and G5.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 09:23 1

20. sissy246 (Posts: 1831; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Better then the s7, you must not have your glasses on.
But not a bad phone.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 04:02 2

3. 27satz (Posts: 144; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Same old Desire 600 Series architecture but very interesting.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 04:19 4

4. UnlimitedSkye03 (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


oh, nice design :) kudos htc

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 04:30

6. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


htc should go bold with designs like nokia used to

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:11 3

25. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


HTC should go bold with designs like HTC used to...

:P

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 04:30 3

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Now this is how HTC phone should look like.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 04:54

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1233; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


I might get one, make sure it priced it right like one A9

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 05:51 2

9. Coconut00 (Posts: 480; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Awesome design. Hopefully a higher end Desire.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 06:01 1

10. xperiaZlover (Posts: 202; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


Hope it has atleast SD 412 or higher.
Other wise even if it was affordable it is not a good device to buy.
Last time htc introduced an affordable handset they used Sd 210. I was laughing, lollipop should be laggy on such a processor.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 06:07 3

11. nebula (Posts: 621; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


They are without doubt masters of design.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 06:18 1

12. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2125; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


and still get htc logo on blk bar, .get it off..

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 06:23

13. shield (Posts: 335; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


So for LG G5 scolds but this is bigger than disgust G5 especially those frames yuck.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 06:43

14. MichiGo (Posts: 173; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


Dat thick@zz casing tho

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 07:19

15. tiara6918 (Posts: 2078; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I hope the m10 leaks were a prototype. If htc is changing to a design language then this desire should have looked like the a9

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 07:54

16. soldier820 (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


for 50$ ill get one just to play with it

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 08:02

17. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


HTC desire phones do have some of the best designs out there..

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 09:25 1

21. sissy246 (Posts: 1831; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


My brother has one and it's been a very good phone.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 08:52 1

18. megathaszrul89 (Posts: 135; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Not a bad design, and a very attractive colour schemes. Hoping for a upper mid range spec?

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 08:55

19. skips (Posts: 192; Member since: 04 Oct 2015)


Because of that weird print on rear plate( looked like water droplets, kind of) I immediately thought that HTC is making a cheap, rugged midrange phone.

I was dissapointed. :(
Still a pretty decent looking phone nevertheless and the print is an interesting addition.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 10:28

23. Yaksha (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Feb 2016)


Sad that it has Back side Speaker, but it's still ok.. I hope the Specs will be fine.. like 1,5-2 GB RAM.. and at least 1,2 GHz Quad with 8 or 16 GB storage.. front 5 MP and back at least 8 MP..

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 10:53 2

24. toyds123 (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Why does this look better than the g5

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:47

26. great (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


keep them bezels tidy and we're all fine

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 00:03

27. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1507; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


But What HTC screws though is in Updates. Some of my friends own the HTC 626, in my country it is priced close to Galaxy A3 (2015) but until now it is in Kitkat while the A3 has been updated to lollipop

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