HTC is planning to launch a new smartphone in a week. The gadget-maker will unveil the new device in an event scheduled to take place in Taiwan on June 16. The company shared an invite, which reads “1+1 unlimited possibilities,” with a Vive icon alongside an HTC icon. This shows that HTC might launch a Vive product together with the new smartphone.
According to the invite, the company also confirms that the new device comes with a punch-hole screen and a quad-camera setup. The two specifications hint that the gadget-maker is about to unleash the Desire 20 Pro, which recently surfaced online.
The other day, a new smartphone was seen on Google Play Console’s Device Catalog, with a code name ‘htc_bymdugl’ and model name ‘HTC 2Q9J10000.’ Based on an online report, the new gadget could be the HTC Desire 20 Pro.
The report also reveals that the device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, paired with 6GB RAM and Qualcomm Adreno 610. The phone’s display is full HD+ resolution of 1080x2340p, and it’s said to be an Android 10 version.
Previously, there were rumors that HTC was planning to release a 5G handset since the company already offers a 5G router. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 might be ideal for such a phone, but reports reveal that the Snapdragon 665 will be 4G. This is just a clue of what the company is yet to unleash to the market. However, with more competitive devices by Xiaomi, Nokia, and Motorola, HTC can only offer something that will make it stand out.
HTC hasn’t launched a phone of this caliber in recent years. In the early years of the 2000s, the gadget-maker was among the biggest names in Android phones. However, things changed when other tech giants like Samsung brought amazing deals to the market. The competition became so stiff for HTC that the name disappeared for some time.
With the release of HTC Desire 20 Pro, the company is set to regain its status. While there are still competitive products in the market, the new device will secure a place at the top.
At the beginning of the year, the company introduced its mid-range device, the HTC Wildfire R70. It comes with a 6.53-inch HD+ display with 720×1560 pixel resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 processor paired with 2GB of RAM also adds to the specification.