Mid-range handsets are as rare as hen's teeth these days. You can either buy a superphone or a cheap, knockabout pre-paid model. There's very little in-between the two. HTC has decided to give the space a shot anyway, releasing the Desire 816 to Aussies on the Optus network.
The Desire 816 was announced at HTC's Mobile World Congress press conference back in February when we all thought we'd see the new HTC One M8 a month early.
It's loaded with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage (expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card), and packs a 13-megapixel camera punch.
The Desire 816 is on sale right now at Optus retailers around the country, and it's shockingly good value.
You can nab one for $5 extra per month on the $35 Optus MyPlan, or just buy the device outright for $398.
That's pretty awesome value when you think about it. We'll bring you a review of the Desire 816 soon.