Unlike Samsung and LG, HTC doesn't seem to be ready to reveal its next flagship, the One (M10), at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. But the company's portfolio doesn't stop at the One lineup. There's the Desire range as well, and one of its impending models is codenamed A16 and pictured in the leaked photo above, courtesy of Evan Blass (@evleaks). There are six color variants including plain black and white, and starry / sparkly black, white, red, and navy. Or at least that's the way my eyes see it.
But don't let that code confuse you into thinking this is an A-series smartphone, like the One A9. @LlabTooFeR had let us know, a few weeks ago, that the A16 would be a Desire 5xx phone, and after Evan let the full press render out with the 6 colors, LlabTooFeR followed up with detailed specs. According to him, the A16 will have a Snapdragon 210 processor (corrected in a reply below the original tweet), a 5" 720p display, an 8MP camera on the back and 5MP on the front, 1.5GB or RAM, 8GB of storage with a MicroSD slot, and a 2200mAh battery. That's positively low-end by today's standards.
Of course, none of this is certain, but judging by the looks of the phone and the credibility and track record of both sources, we're inclined to trust that most of this will turn out to be right.