As if we didn’t get enough during Apple’s media event, it looks like HTC has also set up an event of its own, scheduled for October 8th to unveil some new kit of its own.
Apple of course, rocked the smartphone market by announcing the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus this month, alongside the Apple Watch which is set to hit the market at the start of next year.
HTC has been rather quiet on the smartphone front in recent weeks though, still continuing to work off the success of the HTC One M8 and HTC One Mini 2, both of which have seen progress on the sales charts.
But now it looks like there could be a new HTC handset coming, possibly bringing a friend with it as well.
The HTC Event will be based in New York City which is no big surprise to say the least, and it could be playing host to the hands-on introduction of the HTC Desire 820.
This theory gains more traction when you take a look at the invite itself, which sports a picture of two women posing for a selfie, meaning a front facing camera would be paramount to the supposed device.
Sporting an 8 megapixel front facing lens the Desire 820 certainly fits the bill, and with a 13 megapixel front lens also on the device we don’t think we’ll be moaning about its cameras anytime soon.
The Desire 820 is also set to feature a 16GB expandable internal memory, 2GB RAM and a Snapdragon 615 chipset, making it an extremely capable handset from HTC.
An octa-core processor is also ready to make its way into the Desire handset, which supports Android 4.4.2 KitKat and a 2600mAh battery as well.
The invite also boasts the words ‘double exposure’, which could be hinting at the possibility of a second device outing itself at the event.
The only issue with this is that we haven’t even heard an inkling of another HTC device apart from the Desire 820, so it could well just be HTC deciding to tease us for no reason.
The Taiwanese manufacturer won’t be filling us in before the event, so we’re going to have to wait and see, but it looks like it could be an interesting start to October at least.
HTC’s next major release is expected to be the HTC One M8’s successor, but that won’t be for another 6 months or so yet, unless HTC has switched to a six month product cycle, which is very unlikely.
Written by Luke Hatfield