It was reported a few days back that HTC managed to rack up 450,000 pre-orders of their latest HTC Desire 816 in China. The number is quite impressive, and so far it seems that the handset might be a good choice in the mid-range market, especially if HTC price the handset wisely.
Now, HTC announced on their Weibo account that the pre-orders have surpassed one million, 1,136,325 to be exact, which is a good news for the company.
There’s a small catch here. On paper, the number of pre-orders looks quite amazing, but do you know that HTC isn’t charging anything to pre-order the device? Well, potential customers don’t have to commit to anything, and the company calls it a 0 yuan pre-order. So, in the end, all those people who pre-ordered the device may not end up getting one, and the number could be a little lower than one million or at least near it.
But, on the bright side, the company might celebrate even if they manage to sell over a 60 percent of those pre-orders just in China. And if priced correctly, it may end up way more than that because the handset brings a pretty decent set of specifications, as well as carry some of the design traits of the company’s flagship device, the HTC One.
If you can’t recall, HTC Desire 816 rocks a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution. Under the hood, it’s powered by a quad core 1.6Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot. Other features include 13MP rear camera for photos and videos, 5MP front-facing camera, 2,600 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4 KitKat as its operating system.
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