HTC that has been consistently encountering losses over the past few years, and rumours are rife that the company may quit the smartphone business. In an interesting turn of events, HTC has confirmed that it will be launching a new smartphone on June 11th in China. It is speculated that the company may debut it as HTC U19e.
The poster released by the company only confirms the launch date of its upcoming event, but does not reveal any information on its specs or features. However, last month, an unidentified HTC phone with model number 2Q7A100 was approved by the National Communications Commission (NCC) in Taiwan.
The schematics revealed through the certification suggested that the phone will sport a tall aspect ratio display with thick upper and lower bezels. The phone is equipped with couple of sensors including dual selfie cameras on its top bezel. The NCC listing also stated that the phone will be available in a Gray colour option.
The same HTC phone was also spotted on Geekbench and AnTuTu benchmarks in the recent past. These listings revealed that the HTC 2Q7A100 will feature 1,080 x 2,160 pixels full HD+ resolution with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Snapdragon 710 chipset will be powering the phone along with 6GB of RAM. The handset will come running Android 9 Pie. Rumours surrounding the smartphone claim it could be equipped with a 6.1-inch display and a 3,930mAH battery with support for 18W fast charging.
Some reports have claimed that the HTC 2Q7A100 could be called U19e, where “e” could be referring to the lite version of an upcoming flagship phone from the company. The Taiwanese firm is speculated to release a U19 flagship smartphone some time after the launch of mid-range U19e phone in the coming week.
Other reports suggest the dual front-facing cameras indicate the phone will be the successor of the HTC U11 Eyes that was released last year. Readers are advised to wait for further reports to confirm on the identity of the HTC 2Q7A100 smartphone.