HTC A55 is an upcoming Desire series flagship with a 5.5'' QHD display, Octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM and 20MP camera

HTC A55 is an upcoming Desire series flagship with a 5.5'' QHD display, Octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM and 20MP camera
When leaks master @evleaks decided to pull out of the underground intel biz, he made sure to appoint a successor of sorts – a guy (or gal?) that we know by the @upleaks Twitter handle. Information delivered by the appointee has so far been reliable, so when hours ago @upleaks published information on an unreleased HTC device code-named A55, we listened. 

According to the rather extensive specs leak, the HTC A55 is not going to be the company's next highest roller, but instead a representative of its Desire line of devices. Regardless, if the A55's (or whatever name it ends up being marketed as) hardware sheet reads as impressively as it does right now, we wouldn't have problems calling it a high-end smartphone.

Let's start with the display – allegedly, the A55 is coming with a large, 5.5-incher with Quad HD (1440 x 2560) pixels, good for the whopping 534 ppi. Underneath, we're looking at a 64-bit MediaTek MT6795 with eight 2.0GHz cores that can work simultaneously, and 3GB of RAM. MediaTek touted the chip's ability to shoot 1080p video at the super-impressive 480 framers per second, but it remains to be seen if HTC will make use of that particular feature of the silicon.

Speaking of shooting, the HTC A55 will reportedly come with a 20-megapixel rear camera (a Sony sensor?) with an LED flash and a "13MP or 4MP UltraPixel" camera at the front. The rest of the specs include 32GB of internal storage, BoomSound stereo speakers, Android 5.0 Lollipop with Desire Sense 7.0 on top, and a battery that should be smaller in capacity than 3,000 mAh. The HTC A55 will come in three colors – gray, brown gold, and white rose gold.

Lastly, and this is the best part, @upleaks claims that the A55 will be made available this month, and we know that it is, at the very least, going to two continents – an A55#UL variant, which is headed for Europe and the Middle East, and the dual SIM A55#DTUL model, which is apparently en route to Asia.

UPDATE: A subsequent tweet from @upleaks claims that the HTC Hima_Ace (an M9 variant) is cancelled and will be replaced by the HTC A55 outlined above:


source: upleaks

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15 Comments

1. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Flagship specs? They are going to sell it at flagship price.

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I think it's just a different line with different design but very similar spec with the One line. However, within the Desire line, they can have high, mid, and low end spec. But I think HTC is keeping the One line as the premium line and only have the regular One and maybe Mini as well. I would love to see the Desire line to grow into the high end part as well, because that's where HTC offers more color variation.

2. Fellwalker

Posts: 518; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Please tell me they aren't going to call it the HTC ASS?

11. ATTboss

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

Everyone loves a nice booty so why not LOL.

3. Twayn

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

I hope it ends up having a FHD screen since the GPU of the MT6795 is not very powerful.

9. donrox

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Hope so as well!

4. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

If you weren't so overpriced then would have bought a HTC. They managed to be more pricey than samsung. So come at me HTC.

5. Twayn

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

upleaks have just said this will substitute the HTC Hima/Ace

7. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Noted! Thanks for the heads up.

15. Twayn

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

There's a new rectification from upleaks' twitter

6. RoboBonobo

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

Big power thirsty specs and small battery? Boo.

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Taking this into consideration to replace my m8 if it has an amazing design. I want that 5.5quad hd display for a cheaper price

10. donrox

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Seems like HTC does not like big batteries

12. ATTboss

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

they don't need them. there batteries last a whole day.

13. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Uhmmmm.... MediaTek chipset pushing a 2K resolution display? Wouldn't that be a stutter-fest? I don't trust MediaTek when it comes to their choice of GPUs.

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