Coming shortly after HTC finally started turning a profit again, we have learned of a new HTC handset aimed at emerging markets like China, which are important if HTC wants to fuel its present growth. The HTC Desire 616 was launched last weekend, complete with a 5-inch 720p display, eight-core 1.4 GHz MediaTek MT6592 SoC, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, a microSD slot that supports up to 32GB, an 8MP back camera, 2MP front-facing camera, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, HSPA (21Mbps), and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. It comes with a 2000 mAh battery and supports dual SIMs, as well.
The Desire 616 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, HTC Sense 5.5, and will include signature features like BlinkFeed and Zoe.
The device is also reasonably priced, coming in at around $238 USD. Unfortunately, it’s only available for sale in North Asia, South Asia, China, and Russia. There are no plans to launch it outside of Asia.
In any case, if this can help HTC’s bottom line and keep the company healthy, I’m all for it. What do you think about this device?[Android Central]