After running behind rivals like Samsung or Apple for many years, HTC surprised users all over the world with their HTC 10 handset. That phone marked what many called a reinvention of the brand, which was achieved thanks to a completely new design, new and exciting features and upgrades. Thus, it doesn’t come as a surprise that users are now awaiting HTC’s new flagship phone with loads of excitement. In fact, HTC did not announce a new smartphone at the recent Mobile World Congress. The company is said to be waiting for the next flagship CPU in order to provide their customers with the best CPU out there. Even though we have been kept largely in the dark there have been a couple of leaks that have sparked rumours about the phone’s name, design and software upgrades. Here are some of these rumours that might increase your anticipation und sweeten the waiting time.
NAME One of the few things that we definitely know about HTC’s new phone is that it is not just going to be called HTC 11. Chilean Chang, who is President of Smartphone and Connected Devices at HTC, told tech site Engadget that the company is planning on launching a flagship phone with an entirely different name.
RELEASE DATE HTC is known for usually launching their top-end phones in the first two quarters of the year. If the company is in fact waiting for the next flagship CPU, it is hard to foresee when we can expect the new phone.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE UPGRADES The latest leaks suggest that users should get excited about a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge screen that could follow the latest trends and be curved. Rumours are also suggesting a QHD display resolution. When it comes to the processor, people seem to be pretty sure that HTC will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. The phone is said to offer 256 GB of storage and 8GB RAM as well as a 3.700mAh battery. A 2-megapixel dual primary camera and a 8-megapixel selfie camera is said to be an extra bonus. But rumours about a possible ”Sense Touch” feature, which would allow users to control aspects of the phone by swiping or tapping the metal frame along the edge, are what make HTC fans most excited.
OPERATING SYSTEM HTC’s new phone is likely to run Android Nougat, especially since its predecessor has been running the same operating system.
After surprising everybody with their last phone, HTC now has the chance to continue the reinvention of their brand by presenting the world with an even better successor. We can’t wait for the company to finally give out more information for what they have planned!