HTC is seemingly working on a new Snapdragon 435-powered smartphone
Spotted on a new Bluetooth SIG listing, the smartphone in question goes by the name HTC 2Q72XXX. Not much is known about it other than the fact that Bluetooth 4.2 support will arrive alongside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435. However, the processor does suggest that the device will target the low-end segment, which subsequently means that this could be HTC’s next Desire offering.
At the company’s peak back in 2011, HTC was releasing over 30 smartphones per year, but as its financial situation has worsened over time, the company has reduced this number significantly in the hope of cutting costs. In fact, so far this year, the brand unveiled just six smartphones, including the recent Exodus 1 blockchain offering.