HTC's first smartphone of 2019 may finally be on the way

HTC's first smartphone of 2019 may finally be on the way
The HTC 10

Back in 2014, when the brand was riding high due to the success of the One (M8), HTC released a total of 30 smartphones. As its struggles began to sink in, this figure dropped and by 2016 HTC was launching just 16 devices per year. Throughout 2018, the company scaled back its business even further with just 7 releases and this year it’s nowhere to be seen, but that could soon change.

As spotted by Nashville Chatter, a mysterious HTC smartphone was recently benchmarked under the name ‘HTC 2Q741.’ It’s unclear at this point what kind of features the device will offer, but the Geekbench listing does reveal the presence of MediaTek’s Helio P35 on the inside.

Combined with 6GB of RAM, this chip scored 897 points on the single-core test and a respectable 4385 points on the multi-core assessment. These results put HTC’s offering on par with rival Snapdragon 630-powered devices such as the Xperia 10 or Nokia 6.1 but behind Snapdragon 632-powered models like the Moto G7 and Moto G7 Power.

HTC is yet to confirm when this unnamed model will be released, but the Taiwan-based brand is reportedly developing two other models at the moment too. These include a 5G flagship for the second half of the year and an upper-midrange device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710.

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10 Comments

1. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

but why? why would they do that? why would they do any of that !!

2. tokuzumi

Posts: 1927; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Hopefully HTC can find something that resonates with buyers. They need a win.

3. Juarizs

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 22, 2019

Why would you make a phone with a cheap and slow mediatek P35 in it and pair it with 6gb of ram?

9. rkoforever90

Posts: 463; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

thats how its work for mid rangers now. people dont know what chipset is powering their handset so most manufacturers just put a large screen, 3 or 4 cameras , lot of ram and internal storage but a crappy processor to save some money

4. CEDEOTB

Posts: 442; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

MediaTek and 6gb of Ram. Why waste time, money and resources? Classic HTC

5. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Same way oppo and vivo have many mediatek devices they sell in southeast asia

6. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

They should have no more than4 devices per year. Lower end midrange. Midrange. Flagship Flagship Pro

7. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I agree, but they haven't had a game changing flagship since the M7 with the beats audio speakers in it. If they are gonna come with the flagship they are gonna have to do something serious to even get people's attention.

8. 48Chevy

Posts: 73; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Chris P!

10. ijuanp03

Posts: 615; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

That picture of HTC 10 makes me wonder what happened to the old HTC :( I miss that tank.

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