HTC Desire 316 gets official in China
As we already reported, the 316 is a slightly different variant of the Desire 516. In fact, the link to the handset’s webpage contains the model number 516, not 316. But the description clearly says that this is the Desire 316.
The new smartphone runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and sports a 5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display. It weighs 160 grams, measures 140 x 72 x 9.7 mm, and further features a 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and microSD card support. On the back of the device there’s a 1,950 mAh battery.
As you’d imagine, this Desire 316 should be quite cheap, although we don’t know just how cheap. HTC did not say if it’s planning to launch the Desire 316 (or the 516) globally.
HTC Desire 316
source: HTC China (translated)
1. hung2900 (Posts: 776; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Even being of Samsung fan, I have to say HTC is coming back. It's new Desire series are so sweet (design, specs) if the global price is the same as in China.
I laughed on HTC on its hilarious statement "budget devices spoil our high class brand", and it seems now they change.
2. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4039; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
true, but who and why would anyone would want to buy this...? if i couldnt afford a highend phone and was poor, i would save up and get a highend phone
7. hung2900 (Posts: 776; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Believe me, this phone is enough for many people only need mail sync, facebook, whatapping, sometimes taking a photo with a small size.
9. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Not exactly maybe somebody doesnt like to pay more for high-range and low-range enough for Him.
11. nazyr1803 (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
Do you think many people can buy a high end phone? No! Most of students usually dont have money so this phone is enough for social networking and communicate with other people
4. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)
At that's the bottom line cause HTC said so!
16. python111 (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
I immediately followed up with Stone Cold's entrance song to this in my mind, lol
8. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
most people may to need it cus cost is going to be low..
But everything is suitable for low-range phone..
Design is very good like the others product from htc..
I think htc come back to ring very soon with these great desire series(plus m8) in china and international
10. newbey123 (Posts: 389; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Probably the best low budget phone available. I prefer flagships, but this would be great for someone looking for a low budget phone, or for a kid. Good job HTC.
12. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 108; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)
I'm not an HTC Basher or troller but I think Zenfone Series could easily destroy this phone.
13. fireblade (Posts: 650; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
512 MB of RAM? OMG. Are you kidding me, HTC? Please make it at least 768 MB of RAM. HTC Desire V lags with 512 MB of RAM
14. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 691; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
The lag is mainly because of the slow processor. My HTC One V has 512MB of RAM as well, but it's runs rather smoothly.
But I agree, qHD is an overkill for the 512MB of RAM. I think 768MB of RAM should be the bare minimum for every device out there
15. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4039; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I had one, bought it cause it was bargain. Looks the diamond old, with I curve at the bottom, very we'll built phone, but hugely let down by the specs. This phone should've had been the Htc oneX.....