Funky HTC A16 pictured, could be an affordable Desire

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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27 Comments

1. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

Nice Colors

22. Yaksha

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 07, 2016

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

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Looks better than M10

5. Kumar123 unregistered

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

20. sissy246

Posts: 7081; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

3. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Same old Desire 600 Series architecture but very interesting.

4. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 291; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

oh, nice design :) kudos htc

6. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

htc should go bold with designs like nokia used to

25. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Now this is how HTC phone should look like.

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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

9. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Awesome design. Hopefully a higher end Desire.

10. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 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.

11. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

They are without doubt masters of design.

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

13. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

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

14. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Dat thick@zz casing tho

15. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

16. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

for 50$ ill get one just to play with it

17. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

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

21. sissy246

Posts: 7081; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

18. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

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

19. skips

Posts: 477; Member since: Oct 04, 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.

23. Yaksha

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 07, 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..

24. toyds123

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Why does this look better than the g5

26. great

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

keep them bezels tidy and we're all fine

27. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 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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