HTC’s next device has been tipped by leakster Evan Blass, and it’ll push some high-end features down into the budget section of the market.
Internally, the device is referred to as Breeze (which is actually the second time HTC has used that name) and will sport a full screen, 18:9 display like many flagship phones. Except, this one’s not going to hit the flagship segment.
Evan Blass mentions that it’ll be entry level with specs to match, so we’ll see a MediaTek processor, 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage, and a decent-but-not-impressive battery. Pricing will also match that, although HTC has been known to try and upcharge a bit for their brand.
The biggest takeaway really will be that screen. It probably won’t be an incredibly high-resolution display, and I seriously doubt it’ll convince anyone with a Google Pixel 2 to jump ship, but it does mean that we can expect some fancy features in mid-range devices sooner rather than later. Hard to argue that’s not a win for everyone.
Oh, and if you were curious about what the original HTC Breeze was, there you go. Launched back in 2006, this baby featured 64MB of internal storage and Windows Mobile 5.0. Save this one for Throwback Thursday.
source: Evan Blass (Twitter)