HTC rumored to announce a midrange Desire smartphone alongside the HTC 10

HTC rumored to announce a midrange Desire smartphone alongside the HTC 10
We already know that HTC will be holding an event on the 12th of April to announce its newest flagship – the HTC 10. The date has been announced, teasers have been posted, and leaks have been flying about like tomatoes at a karaoke contest. However, among the reports, there was a curious one stating that the HTC 10 will have a slightly cheaper variant, bearing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC under its hood, as opposed to the Snapdragon 820, which will be installed in the “main” unit.

While that sounds slightly crazy, there may be some merit to the rumor. ROM developer LlabTooFeR, who also happens to be a leakster with a pretty good track record, has posted that HTC will be releasing another smartphone alongside the flagship on the 12th of April. The codename for the mystery handset is A56 and it is, apparently, a member of the Desire line. The device will have single and dual SIM variants and that's just about all the leakster posted about it.

Now, the Desire family of devices tends to cover a wide range of classes, starting from entry-level, and stopping near the high-end, just before they cross the threshold from midranger to flagship. So, what kind of device this might be — we can't possibly know. Now, HTC did introduce the Desire 530, Desire 630, and Desire 825 at this year's MWC, those being an entry-level, a low-end, and a midrange device, so if the company is to announce another Desire, it just might be in the higher end of the midrange spectrum. It is possible that this mysterious smartphone, named A56, is actually the smartphone that will carry a Snapdragon 652 and that it's going to be a Desire smartphone, not a HTC 10 variant.


source: @LlabTooFeR

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6 Comments

1. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Is it true that HTC phones' lifespan is more than a year but less than 2 years?

2. TheSloaneRanger

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 04, 2016

No. I have had my HTC One for 3 years now with no loss of speed or battery life. Plus the handset looks good as new! It all depends on how you look after things.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I have my Desire Eye for over a year now (received 5.0.2 and 6.0.1) and I never thought selling it, it's my forever phone :D maybe he meant to say the update cycle is 2 years, well actually all Android OEMs only update their phones for 2 years. example: Samsung Galaxy S4, debuted with JellyBean ('13), received KitKat ('14) and Lollipop ('15) and abandoned when Marshmallow came..

4. sumpil

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

Nope. I've had mine for 5 years until last year after the battery wasn't staying alive long enough and someone left the charger in overnight and unfortunately the battery swelled up and screen lifted up but it still works

5. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I still have my original Droid Incredible still working quite well (taking into account the 2010 standards). I had an HTC Thunderbolt and Rezound that were still working when I got rid of them to charity. I have an HTC One M7 and M8 both of which are working and my backup and driver respectively along with my HTC Desire 612 also as a backup (combined with phones from other manufacturers like Motorola and LG).

6. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Yes. My cousin had his One Max for more than 1 year then the power button can't be clicked now. My brother has One M8 more than a year then the second camera stopped working. I had the One X before for more than 1 year until the battery swelled. So yes. More than a year but less than two years.

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