The latest mobile leaks around HTC have begun to make waves across the web, with a new Desire handset the most recent to get the picture leak treatment.
The ‘A11’ is the handset’s codename for now, but it’s widely expected to be a new part of the HTC Desire line-up, meaning good specs and a competitive price tag if all goes to plan.
Featuring a 4.7” display, which unfortunately won’t be up to HD quality, the Desire handset will also boast a Snapdragon 410 chipset, 1.4GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 306 GPU.
The interesting thing to note from these specs though is that the Snapdragon 410 chipset is a 64-bit piece of kit, meaning speed shouldn’t be restricted very much on the handset, and could mean some tweaks behind the scenes for the Android OS on the handset.
Other rumoured specs include a 5 megapixel rear facing camera, a VGA selfie snapper and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
No information has come about yet discussing the internal memory built into the HTC handset, but it’s highly likely that there will be a MicroSD card slot of some capacity built into it, so saving space shouldn’t be much of an issue if we’re being honest.
The RAM quantity is also a bit up in the air for now, but 1GB should be more than enough to make the handset perform adequately, so it’ll come as a shock to see HTC drop below that mark.
We’ve currently seen just two pictures of the purported handset, which sports a glossy plastic back case along with a screen dominated fascia.
The camera is placed in the centre of the handset, something HTC has done for a while, whilst the dual front facing speakers have been moved onto the back side of the device.
We don’t get much more detail than that from the leaked pictures, which come straight from @upleaks.
A release date hasn’t been discussed at all with the leaks, meaning it could make an appearance anytime between now and the end of the year.
HTC could try and force the handset onto the big stage for IFA in September, but with the event less than a month away, it could prove a bit of trouble to get it ready for the event.
Of course, nobody except the guys and girls at HTC know how far the handset is through development, so an IFA reveal could well have been on the cards since its conception, we simply won’t know until the day.
Pricing details are another mystery at the moment, but if the handset does end up being in the Desire product line, it will most likely be placed firmly in the mid-range area of the market.
This means you can expect to shell out £100-£200 for the handset sim-free, whilst a contract deal will be setting you back around £15-£20/month with a decent tariff.
Written by Luke Hatfield