According to an insider in the know, the nation’s leading carrier is about to start testing a new HTC handset. The device, said to be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 chipset, could be the new HTC flagship model for 2017. Recently, the manufacturer unveiled the 5.7-inch HTC U Ultra that features the Snapdragon 821 SoC inside. Chialin Chang, president of HTC’s smartphones and connected devices division, said late last month that whenever a new flagship CPU becomes available, HTC wants to build a phone around it. That comment alone suggests that a new top shelf model from HTC is being prepped.
Rumored specs for this phone include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a dual-camera setup on back. The two snappers would weigh in at 24MP and 13MP; a front-facing 16MP camera would be available for selfies and video chats. On the back of the device, HTC will place a fingerprint scanner. Other features found on the HTC U Ultra, such as the Sense Companion AI assistant, BoomSound speakers, and a Type-C USB port are expected on the new handset as well.
Don’t expect to see the new HTC flagship until after the Samsung Galaxy S8 launches next quarter. Samsung reportedly is receiving all of the Snapdragon 835 chips that are coming off the line. Once Sammy gets its fill, HTC will have the opportunity to start manufacturing what has been dubbed the HTC 11.
source: HTCSource via PocketNow
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