Meet the HTC Desire 616: HTC's first octa-core Android smartphone
Obviously, the Desire 616 is nothing like the HTC One M8 flagship - which was officially introduced yesterday, and can already be purchased in select markets (including in the US).
It seems that this new Desire is made specifically for China, where there is high demand for octa-core smartphones, although these usually aren’t more powerful than quad-core units.
The Desire 616 is made out of plastic, coming with an octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek processor and 1GB of RAM. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, weighs 150 grams, and measures 142 x 71.9 x 9.1 mm. The handset sports a 5-inch 720p display, and has an 8MP camera with LED flash on the back. It should be available in five color versions: black, blue, white, red and yellow. Exact details on its release and pricing aren’t known at the moment.
The Desire 616 won’t be HTC’s first handset to use a MediaTek SoC. Earlier this month, the Taiwanese company announced the low-end Desire 310 (which features a quad-core 1.3GHz MT6582M processor). Moreover, a Desire 516 is also supposed to be released in China soon.
The octa-core HTC Desire 616
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7724; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The front is what the M8 should have been.
9. hurrycanger (Posts: 984; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Even though I do think the front of the M8 is a step down from the M7, it's not bad. Now comparing the front of the M8 to the front of this phone... omg, this front is pretty ugly, man. You must be kidding. Please tell me you were kidding...
11. maherk (Posts: 806; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I won't go this far. But while I was rooting for this phone, and how sleek it is, I saw the comparison video with the M7, and it would've made sense being this tall with a true 5" screen and capacitive screen buttons, not the on screen buttons. Again, as much I am in love with the gorgeous curves on this phone, I did find it awkward for a 5 incher to be this tall.
18. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
He thinks samsungs are good looking phones. Enough said. Don't waste yr time with him.
2. aayupanday (Posts: 514; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
That Camera would be better than that on the M8
14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2508; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Now HTC is also following their flagship's design everywhere, atleast midrange.
15. ancellim (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)
5'' and HD screen? This is the successor to the Desire 600 last year - its codename was 606w, and this is 616w. HTC always gives a better design and user interface than all other brands. Which brand can give you a 5'' HD screen and 1.7 GHz processor?
23. maroon1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
Are you aware that GHz mean noting when you compare different acrhiture. MediaTek Octa is based on ARM Cortex A7 which is a low-end and low power CPU used for budget phones.