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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