- HTC is reportedly making a new mid-range smartphone.
- It is speculatively called the Desire 20 Pro.
- The Desire 20 Pro could be powered by Snapdragon 665 SoC.
HTC smartphones have become a rarity now. Ever since HTC shifted its focus from smartphones, it has been making very less new smartphones, and one of them has entered the rumour mill. HTC is said to be working on the Desire 20 Pro, which could heavily borrow its design from the OnePlus 8 and Xiaomi Mi 10. The new smartphone has also visited the Geekbench benchmarking website, confirming its existence. The listing has revealed some key specifications of the HTC Desire 20 Pro, including a Qualcomm processor.
The HTC Desire 20 Pro is claimed to be in the works by a tipster who goes by @LlabTooFeR on Twitter. The tipster has a good record of providing credible information for everything related to HTC. According to the tipster, the new HTC smartphone will sport a 3.5mm headphone jack and a design that is a mix of that of OnePlus 8 and Xiaomi Mi 10. This could mean the camera island on the rear could be at the top-left corner while the display will be edge to edge. Much like the OnePlus 8 and Mi 10, the HTC Desire 20 Pro could also have a punch-hole setup. The rear surface of the HTC Desire 20 Pro could also be similar to either one's. Other features are not certainly similar to those on Mi 10 and OnePlus 8.
Moreover, some of the other specifications of HTC Desire 20 Pro have been unearthed by what allegedly is its Geekbench listing. The listing mentions the codename "Bayamo" for the device but the tipster claims it will be commercially known as Desire 20 Pro. Per the Geekbench listing, the HTC Desire 20 Pro will either have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 or a Snapdragon 665 processor under the hood, along with eight cores clocked at the base frequency of 1.80GHz. It has scored 312 on the single-core test and 1367 in the multi-score one. It will run Android 10 out of the box and pack 6GB of RAM.
As far as the Geekbench tests go, the performance is slightly less than what can be expected by the smartphone in the real world. But the Desire 20 Pro specifications revealed by the listing seem to belong to the mid-range. We do not have any information on the display and cameras of the HTC Desire 20 Pro yet, but that could change in the coming days.