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: