Here's the new 5-inch HTC Desire 516

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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14 Comments

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

As a fan of HTC, this has to be the ugliest HTC ever. I almost puked

8. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

It's not the best looking i agree, but come on there are many other options from HTC..Don't you forget HTC has the best looking phones of ALL TIME.

10. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Lol don't be misunderstood, I said "I'm a fan of htc" I own a HTC one and one x and now have the cash to buy the M8, I pointed at this cheap rubbish looking device from HTC as pure ugliness

12. zhiae unregistered

chines htc desire

2. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Eek, that is ugly including the specs.

3. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Not the best htc has done, if it was a 5" version of the two 816 then it would look great

4. Calm_down_mon

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

If it wasn't for the logo you probably would never guess that this was an HTC device.

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Good thing this is only being released in China

6. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Wow possibly the worst looking HTC device in the past few years. On a side note Google chromecast is officially out in the UK for £30! https://play.google.com/store/devices/collection/promotion_50000db_accy_gb

7. fatedcircle14

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

without the HTC logo,one would definitely say its a cheap-made-low quality-crappy phone

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

looks like a cheap china phone

11. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

Looks like a ZTE

13. neartx

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2014

htc make best mide range

14. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

HTC hired sammys designers to design a phone and this is what they did to it.

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