Around seven years ago, HTC was one of the most important Android smartphone makers. The company was the first to bet in aluminum alloy construction and in the Ultra-Pixel concept. However, it somewhat failed to follow the competition during the rise of Chinese smartphone OEMs. Now, HTC still struggles to become relevant in the market. The company is reportedly working in a new smartphone, and thanks to @LlabTooFeR insider we have some details about this handset dubbed HTC Desire 20 Pro
I thought HTC is dead… But HTC Desire 20 Pro is in the pipeline… Design is kind of a mix One Plus 8 on the front and Mi10 on the back… Yea, 3.5mm audio jack is there, lol😅
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) April 25, 2020
The insider is a reliable source when it comes to HTC smartphones. According to him, the new handset has Bayamo codename and it will carry the HTC Desire 20 Pro moniker. Moreover, it will come with a top-left camera array that resembles the Mi 10. While on the front, the device will like OnePlus 8. So we’re in for a new smartphone that looks pretty much with most of 2020 phones out there. Squareish camera island on the back, and top-left punch hole in the front. Last but not least, the smartphone has a 3.5 headphone jack.
Moreover, a smartphone that supposedly is the Desire 20 Pro was also seen on GeekBench with mid-range specifications. Apparently, the scores are pretty much similar to what we expect from a mid-range device. The list states that it’s a Snapdragon 665, which is slightly outdated for a 2020 phone. The handset runs with 6GB of RAM and has Android 10 in tow.
It’s basically a 2020 mid-range phone and we believe that it’s a smart move from HTC. After all, launching a flagship does not seem to be something feasible in its current situation. Another thing to consider is, if there is a Desire 20 Pro, then we may also see a new HTC Desire 20 in the future.