'Awesome' HTC Aero tipped to be the 'hero' phone slated for October release

'Awesome' HTC Aero tipped to be the 'hero' phone slated for October release
The HTC One M9+ with its awesome 5.2" Quad HD display might be arriving soon in Europe, but it won't be the last new and exciting kid on the block by HTC this year, it seems. Evan Blass, of former @evleaks fame, hinted enigmatically that we are to expect a great new handset in Q4, dubbed HTC Aero.

We'd assume that this is merely a codename, and what he means is actually the so-called "hero" device that CEO Cher Wang was talking about when she was apologizing for the dismal stock performance this year during the quarterly results press conference. She inferred that HTC has other aces up its sleeve this year, besides the One M9 and One M9+, and the best is yet to arrive in October, which jibes well with the Q4 timeframe hinted by Mr Blass. Not only that, but another prominent leakster account chipped in the Twitter thread below, raising the "Aero" hopes high with the simple comment: "It's really awesome."

As to what specs might this HTC Aero have, this is anyone's guess, but, given that HTC already jumped the gun on Quad HD displays, and that the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset will be available at that time, we remain hopeful that these will be present in the fall flagship. What we are more curious about, though, is whether HTC will jump on the OIS bandwagon, and improve on the camera department, too. Well, not much left but to idle away these lazy summer days, and wait for October to bring the Aero, or for any major leak beforehand. In the meantime, we can all speculate what "Aero" will stand for, given that HTC is also rumored to cut the ribbon on a "new series" of smartphones before year-end.


source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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