HTC was one of the most important Android smartphone makers, especially at the start of Android as they were the first smartphone maker to push for a full metal(aluminium alloy to be exact) build that was popular a few years ago. All these were around 7 to 8 years ago. And now, they are back with a rumoured mid-range smartphone, click "Read More" to know more.
With this mid-range smarthphone, HTC likes to capture the budget conscious consumers who want to have a decent phone without breaking the bank. In addition, this was because as HTC has great difficulties in competing the flagship market.
Years ago, they have failed to follow the competition during the rise of Chinese smartphone OEMs. Now, HTC still struggles to become relevant in the market. This smartphone is slated for a rumoured launch date of June 2020.
The new smartphone is nicknamed Bayamo and will come with a top-left camera array that resembles the Mi 10. While on the front, the device will like OnePlus 8. So we’re in for a new smartphone that looks pretty much with most of 2020 phones out there. There will also be a squareish camera module on the back, and top-left punch hole for the front camera Last but not least, the smartphone has a 3.5 headphone jack, for those who needs one in 2020. Another smartphone which has this is the Motorola Edge as seen here.
Moreover, a smartphone that supposedly is the Desire 20 Pro was also seen on GeekBench with mid-range specifications. Not surprisingly, the scores are pretty much similar to what we expect from a mid-range device. The picture above states that it’s running on a Snapdragon 665, which is quite outdated for a 2020 phone. The handset luckily has 6GB of RAM and Android 10.
Looking at HTC's current situation, a mid-tier smartphone would be ideal for them as they do not have sufficient funds for R&D to compete with the flagship, especially in terms of camera performance and software optimization for operating system. Let's hope that the new HTC's smartphone will be priced well and has good software to make up for the loss in hardware. Cheers!