HTC Desire 616 revealed to be first HTC device with octa-core chipset

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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).

[Weibo via G for Games]

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  • real0325

    I’m hoping for new one Max edition .

    • LawrenceMcatee

      It sucks we have to wait till fall for new on the t7 or “all new max” whatever they decide. I would like to see them release them at the same time but they stagger them just like samsung does wit the note/galaxy releases :(

  • Voncerattuon

    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. http://num.to/582487809087

  • http://www.greenless.com Lex Lybrand

    A Devilish little phone, isn’t it?

  • omacmagic

    Looks good.

  • Martin Lane

    Oh nice, it’s the same SoC used by a number of the Goophone’s. :D

    • LawrenceMcatee

      I want a goophone 5s so bad lol Just to mess with my friends with an iphone

  • Piotr Piwowarczyk

    But it’s only 1gb ram and 720p and 8 megapixel camera it’s not to much…