TAIPEI: After a couple of years in the mobile wilderness, HTC finally looks armed to do battle at the top end of the smartphone market with its new flagship. As we sit and wait for the HTC 10 to hit stores, it’s easy to forget that the Taiwanese firm has been working on other devices beyond its most cherished new handset. It was rumored that the company would unveil a new mid-range Desire alongside the HTC 10 at its big showcasing earlier this month, though this never materialized. Now, a device believed to carry the Desire 830 moniker has been leaked in all its glory, complete with snaps from all angles and those oh-so-important specs.
As you’ll likely expect, the Desire 830 isn’t kitted out with anywhere near the might of the HTC 10. Nevertheless, its internals don’t look too terrible, while the design is inoffensive if a tad on the plain side. Thanks to the folks at French blog NowhereElse, we can finally feast our eyes on the elusive mid-tier Desire, which looks to be clad in a plasticky material.
From the photo , we can see that the outer shell is rather glossy as part of a largely generic design. The accompanying CPU-Z results, which you’ll find in the gallery below, point out a 5.46-inch display of 1080 x 1920 along with a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6753 SoC and 3 gigs of RAM. Additionally, there appears to be 32 GB of on-board storage, though it’s unknown whether the handset will support expansion through a microSD slot.
The port at the bottom looks to be of the traditional micro-USB variety rather than USB Type-C, though this should be cleared up by HTC when the device is launched in an official capacity. Given these clear, hands-on images currently doing the rounds, it seems very possible that the HTC Desire 830 will be announced imminently, and we’ll let you guys know just as soon as it’s officially unveiled.