Samsung and Sony may have used MWC to show off new flagship phones, but like Nokia, HTC has aimed for the mid-tier with its showing.
The Desire 816 resembles the HTC One but has a plastic frame available in high-gloss colours rather than a metal-unibody.
The 5.5-inch HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) is clear but it seems that the phone is a very early model – CNET journalists attending MWC were told that the interface "wasn't ready" to be tried out.
The 816 has LTE capabilities as well as dual SIM. It's expected for a Q2 launch.
The Desire 610 also has an HTC One-style design ethos, but with a 4.7-inch (960 x 540) screen. It's a quad-core processor and, again, looking at a Q2 launch.
With profits becoming very slim on flagship phones given the high manufacturing expense, mid- and low-tier phones built for the so-called emerging markets make a lot of sense for manufacturers. For HTC, this will depend on what pricing levels the company goes for and what countries will get the initial launch.