HTC is gearing up for its event scheduled on September 29, the same day Google will introduce Android 6.0 and the new Nexus devices. According to a recent twitter post, HTC will announce a minimum of two new devices at the upcoming conference.
Earlier today, HTC created a new page on its official website dedicated to explaining just how Android Pay will work on its smartphones. The Taiwanese company also addressed the privacy concerns many potential users are having by reiterating that “a virtual account number” is generated to protect account information and to ensure that all card details stay safe.
On Tuesday, the very popular Evan Blass shared information regarding HTC’s upcoming handset: the One A9. This was originally believed to be a flagship to revive HTC during the holiday season, but the specifications from Blass prove otherwise. The most notable item on the alleged spec sheet to discredit the flagship rumors is the use of the Snapdragon 617 processor. Although new, the Snapdragon 617 belongs to Qualcomm’s mid-tier series.
Earlier today, Cricket Wireless took to its official website to announce that starting tomorrow Friday, September 11, it will start exclusively selling HTC’s latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Desire 520. The handset will be available to purchase for just $99 on any of the carrier’s prepaid tariffs.
While many would associate September 29th with the launch of Google’s new Nexus handsets, it’s important to remember that HTC is also holding a device launch party on that same day. The Taiwanese handset maker is expected to take the wraps off two new flagships, one of which is believed to be called the HTC One A9 (Aero). HTC must be stepping up final testing of the device because it has been spotted making the rounds on the GeekBench benchmarking site, with its deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor posting impressive results.
Good news is few and far between for HTC, and that’s probably not going to change anytime soon. The latest stroke of bad luck for the company will have HTC removed from Taiwan Stock Exchange’s FTSE TWSE Taiwan 50 Index on September 21st, effectively labelling the company’s stock as low-end. Read more