HTC sporadically releases new Android phones but is planning to launch a new and affordable device soon. It would be the Desire 20 Pro, of which the first specifications (and images) were leaked.
HTC Desire 20 Pro specs leaked
The HTC Desire 20 Pro has appeared on the Google Play Console, where more often unannounced smartphones are discovered. The phone was noticed by the website MySmartPrice and seems to have modest specifications. For example, the device is powered by the Snapdragon 665 chip, which is also included in the Motorola Moto G8 Power, Moto G8 Plus and Nokia 5.3.
Furthermore, the Desire 20 Pro would get a screen of 6.4 or 6.5 inches, with a full HD resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels and a hole for the selfie camera. The phone also reportedly gets a fingerprint scanner on the back and 6GB of RAM.
Furthermore, little is known about the new HTC phone. However, the Desire 20 Pro will be the company’s first smartphone to run Android 10 as standard. That is striking because Android 10 has been available since September 2019, and Google is currently working hard on the next version: Android 11.
More about HTC
It has been quiet around HTC for a long time. The company hardly releases new smartphones and is also struggling financially. The manufacturer did come with a renewed Wildfire series last year, but the smartphones in this series were not made by HTC itself. The Indian brand InOne Smart Technology paid license fees to HTC to use the name.
Moreover, HTC does not release any software updates for its devices. For example, the HTC U11 and U12 Plus, two high-end phones from a while back, got an update to Android 9.0 (Pie) very late last year. HTC has hardly released Android 10 updates: only the U11 Life, a 2017 Android One phone, runs on the most recent software.