HTC O2: HTC’s 2016 Flagship Smartphone?

By Ho Young Won

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Even after experiencing disappointing sales with their current flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9, it seems that HTC is still determined to compete in the mobile market.

Leaked images and information reported by Mobile-Dad show that HTC is planning to launch a giant high-end flagship device in early 2016. However, this phone will likely be called the HTC O2 instead of being a new iteration of the One series.

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According to the leaks, the HTC O2 will have very high-end specifications including an enormous 6-inch QHD (1440 x 2560) display, a powerful Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU, and 4GB of RAM. There will also be a 20.7 MP rear-facing and 5 MP front-facing cameras.  The specs listed above are only traditional upgrades for any phone manufacturer, however, HTC plans to change it up with a gigantic battery of 3500 mAh.

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The leaked image shows a design that is very similar to HTC’s One series including the identical back and BoomSound front-facing speakers but with sleeker and stealthier aesthetics. Those super slim bezels will be another welcome design choice considering the size of the device. There are also hints that this phone will have IP certification with dust and water resistance.

HTC O2 Mini?

Reports also point to another version of the HTC O2 with a smaller 5-inch display and almost identical hardware specifications. If this report does turns out to be true, it looks like Sony will have competition for the mini high-end smartphone market.

So what do you think of these leaks of the HTC O2? Are you interested or are you looking for other devices coming up such as the iPhone 6s? Leave your thoughts in the comments down below!

Sources: Mobile-Dad via Phone Arena, HTC (first image)


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