Verizon set to test Snapdragon 835 powered HTC phone?

Verizon set to test Snapdragon 835 powered HTC phone?
According to an insider in the know, the nation's leading carrier is about to start testing a new HTC handset. The device, said to be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 chipset, could be the new HTC flagship model for 2017. Recently, the manufacturer unveiled the 5.7-inch HTC U Ultra that features the Snapdragon 821 SoC inside. Chialin Chang, president of HTC’s smartphones and connected devices division, said late last month that whenever a new flagship CPU becomes available, HTC wants to build a phone around it. That comment alone suggests that a new top shelf model from HTC is being prepped.

Rumored specs for this phone include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a dual-camera setup on back. The two snappers would weigh in at 24MP and 13MP; a front-facing 16MP camera would be available for selfies and video chats. On the back of the device, HTC will place a fingerprint scanner. Other features found on the HTC U Ultra, such as the Sense Companion AI assistant, BoomSound speakers, and a Type-C USB port are expected on the new handset as well.

Don't expect to see the new HTC flagship until after the Samsung Galaxy S8 launches next quarter. Samsung reportedly is receiving all of the Snapdragon 835 chips that are coming off the line. Once Sammy gets its fill, HTC will have the opportunity to start manufacturing what has been dubbed the HTC 11.

source: HTCSource via PocketNow

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7 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Another mediocre offering from HTC as usual.

2. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

HTC Source = fake.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Dick move from Samsung and SD. Why they are hoarding all the new chips for themselves?

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Yes, this is really anti-competitive..

5. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Because Samsung is producing them.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7225; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Just like Samsung is also the only one producing all the LPDDR4X ram as well (0.6 volt), right now.

7. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Because of that. I really wish the S8 got the same fate as the note 7..

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