Another mid-range HTC handset has broken cover over in China, with the latest being the company’s first to ship with an octa-core processor. It’s the HTC Desire 616, a 5-inch 720p device that looks like it won’t make it too far out of Asia.
That aside, it looks like it could be a decent device for those in the Chinese market to pick up, as the rest of its specs include MediaTek’s 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera and Android 4.4.2.
Sense is on board, but as of the time of this writing it’s the aged Sense 5 that was featured on the HTC One 2013. The device also curiously features on-screen buttons, a trend that began with the newly-announced HTC One M8.
The 616’s design and build quality seem uninspired, though we’ve come to expect that from a phone that isn’t meant to go toe-to-toe with the great ones of the mobile world. There’s not much else to know about this thing at this time, but we imagine we’ll know more once this device launches (which would probably happen at some point in Q2 2014).