HTC to Launch a New Smartphone Probably HTC U19e on June 11
HTC, after a long silence, has finally uploaded a poster on its official Facebook account hinting towards a new product launch. The poster reads 6.11, the date set for the launch in Taiwan. Officially, nothing has come forward as of now other than the date of launch, which is June 11, but there are some speculations regarding this new upcoming device.
Notably, the HTC U19e phone appeared in the official HTC survey, hinting at its arrival this month. Also, the “e” letter is printed on the poster. So, we believe HTC’s upcoming smartphone will probably be called HTC U19e.
Just a few days ago, two mysterious HTC devices popped up on GeekBench’s benchmarking website, and any of these two devices might probably be the device launching on June 11. The two devices are named and modeled on GeekBench’s website as HTC 2Q7A100 and HTC 2Q741, revealing some of their essential specifications.
The HTC 2Q7A100 comes equipped with the Snapdragon 710 Soc clocked at 1.7 GHz, along with 6 GB of RAM running on Android Pie OS. This device also got listed on AnTuTu’s website and even got the NCC certification in Taiwan.
As per the design schematics on the NCC certification site, the phone comes with a Full HD+ resolution display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Apart from showing the phone’s schematics, the NCC listing reveals that the HTC 2Q7A100 will support Taiwan 4G full frequency band, NFC, Bluetooth & Wi-Fi. Another key specification, per AnTuTu, is that the device comes with 128GB of onboard storage. This device scored an AnTuTu score of 169,617, which we can expect from a 710-powered device.
As for the HTC 2Q741, very few things have come forward. As for the SoC, we have the cheaper and less capable MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core processor clocked at 2.30GHz. For RAM, we have the same footprint of 6GB, but the internal storage for this device is not yet known. Similar to the previous device, this device also runs on Android Pie out of the box.
Now, the question that remains is whether we will see the Snapdragon-powered HTC or the MediaTek-powered HTC on June 11 in Taiwan. And more importantly, will HTC get the pricing right for this upcoming device? The answers to these questions are something we will figure out only after the launch.