New HTC mid-ranger is tested with SD-625 under the hood and Android Oreo pre-installed

New HTC mid-ranger is tested with SD-625 under the hood and Android Oreo pre-installed
A new HTC mid-range handset appears to be in the process of getting tested. On the Geekbench benchmark site, you will find an HTC handset with the model number 2Q5W1. The device is equipped with Android 8.0 Oreo right out of the box, and under the hood is the Snapdragon 625 chipset (MSM8953). This is an energy efficient SoC found on several handsets that offer outstanding battery life including the BlackBerry KEYone, BlackBerry Motion and the Moto Z Play. Of course, it helps that this trio each contain above average sized batteries.

The Snapdragon 625 offers an octa-core CPU, and the Adreno 506 GPU is also on board. The phone will feature 3GB of RAM, further cementing its position as a mid-range model. The Geekbench results showed a single-core score of 776, and a multi-core tally of 3911.

Last month, HTC said that it would not be unveiling a new flagship model at MWC 2018, which is taking place in Barcelona beginning on February 26th. While that does leave an opening for the company to introduce a new mid-range model at the trade show, the word is that HTC will hold off on all new product announcements until next month at the earliest.

source: Geekbench via @rquandt

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15 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Please, for the love of Zeus... HTC, release something in the West! Not just flagships... you'll get nowhere like that. A solid mid-range market presence is necessary for ANY Android OEM to be successful.

12. Cat97

Posts: 1724; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Their engineers are gone to Google and will be fired by Google in 1 year or so after they will fail Motorola-style...HTC is on its last breath.

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

They need to hire someone new in there. The strategies of the company is scattered all over the place. They made the u11+ but don't sell it in a lot of countries and many have been requesting the device from several of their social media accounts. They made an upper midranger u11 eye that has almost the exact same components as the u11+ but put an ancient 652 inside and marked up the price with almost negligible difference to a 4gb ram variant of the u11 and now this. Not saying 625 is bad compared to a 630(which they could have used) but I wonder what's their strategy now here. They need to have a sense of direction

3. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

No one can win mid range war against the mainland China's OEMs, their price is dirt cheap.

8. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

and best selling low priced phone was samsung galaxy grand prime plus.

5. Whitedot

Posts: 704; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

What's next? Qualcomm 410 midrange phone? I have almost hysterical laugh.

11. Jrod99

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Probably time to re classified a mid range vs low end since the flagships are way ahead of these specs.

6. delthor7

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

Is this the HTC U11 Eyes?

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

U11/U11+ = SD835 U11 eyes = SD652 U Play = mediatek p10 U ultra = sd821 U 11 life = sd630

7. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

"Of course, it helps that this trio each contain above average sized batteries." Yep... precisely what I'm worrying about when it comes to HTC's tendency to somehow always be prone to NOT match up to competitors' batt capacities. Took 'em this long to get that memo for U11+.

14. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Except HTC has matched competitors battery capacity with the HTC10 with the S7 (both 3000mAh) and the U11 vs S8, both have 3000mAh and exceeded the S8+ and Note 8 with the U11+.....

10. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

They should bring 2 phones with sd 845 2 phone with sd 640 ( 6" and 5") 1 phone with sd 450

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