HTC Desire 316 gets official in China

The HTC Desire 316 that we told you about earlier this month is now official. HTC China’s website is listing the handset as the latest addition to the company’s Desire lineup.

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.

source: HTC China (translated)



1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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: Sep 03, 2012

Not exactly maybe somebody doesnt like to pay more for high-range and low-range enough for Him.

11. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 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

3. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014


4. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

At that's the bottom line cause HTC said so!

16. python111

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I immediately followed up with Stone Cold's entrance song to this in my mind, lol

5. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Very weak.

6. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

every 2. phone look like this lol

8. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Why not?? 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: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 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: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

I'm not an HTC Basher or troller but I think Zenfone Series could easily destroy this phone.

13. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 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: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 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

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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.....

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