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Here's the new 5-inch HTC Desire 516

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Here's the new 5-inch HTC Desire 516
We’re not sure how HTC is choosing the names of its latest Desire smartphones, but, after the Desire 816, the company now wants to introduce a Desire 516. This 516 was approved by Chinese authorities today, and we managed to uncover the first photos of it.

Weighing 173 grams and measuring 140 x72 x 9.7 mm, the HTC Desire 516 sports a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels. The model that’s been certified in China has TD-SCDMA connectivity, and is made for China Mobile. The handset runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean at the moment, and features a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, 5MP rear camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, and only 512MB of RAM.

Granted, the 516 doesn’t look as good as the Desire 816 or the Desire 610 (another new handset announced by HTC recently). But we assume it’s going to be a pretty cheap device.

HTC recently said that it wanted to concentrate on the mid-end and low-end markets this year, in addition to launching the All New One for customers in need of high-end smartphones. We’re expecting the Desire 516 to be part of the company’s global low-end line-up, but for now we can’t confirm that it will make it out of China. We’ll let you know when we have more details on this anyway. Until then, the new HTC Desire 516 can be seen in the slideshow below.

Update: There are two versions of the Desire 516: 516t, which has the features mentioned above, and 516w, which runs Android 4.3 and comes with 1GB of RAM and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. 

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