Earlier this month, we did mention about how the HTC Desire 816 would arrive in more colors than we originally thought it would, and here we are with word on how the HTC Desire 816 might actually perform in China when it is released in the world’s most populous country. Apparently, this particular mid-range phablet has managed to rack up a whopping 450,000 pre-orders in a matter of three days, and it would not be surprising to hear that the half million mark will be passed in due time. To put it into context, iPhone pre-orders on China Mobile hit the 100,000 mark in just two days, so if one were to extrapolate the same average rate to three days, we would be looking at just 150,000 pre-orders, which is 33% of what the HTC Desire 816 has achieved so far (theoretically speaking, of course).
With such fantastic response to the HTC Desire 816 in China, HTC’s shares were sent higher by over 3% and hopefully this would signal HTC’s long climb back to where they used to mingle with in the world of smartphones. After all, the Desire 816 does seem to pack everything relevant to keep it going the extra mile, including a large display. It remains to be seen how the Western market will react to the HTC Desire 816 when it arrives.