We just got done telling you about HTC’s ambitions to capture the hearts (and wallets) of the US market with its affordable Desire line of Android phones, so it’s only fitting we dovetail that with another bit of Desire news that was going around this past weekend, as specs and a couple pics emerge of a purported Desire A11.
That’s presumably just a codename, and the details that accompany the leak describe the A11 as a 4.7-inch FWVGA phone with a 5MP main camera and running Android 4.4.2 – nothing special there, right? But then there’s this SoC, and as soon as we saw it IDed as a Snapdragon 410, our ears perked up.
The 410, you may recall, is one of Qualcomm’s first 64-bit SoCs, announced late last year. We’ve spotted evidence a couple month back that suggested Samsung was working on a mid-ranger of its own featuring this chip, and now we suppose we can add HTC to that list, as well.
The phone should lack the stereo BoomSound speakers we’ve seen on models like the Desire 816, and combined with the very low-res screen, it sure sounds like we’re looking at one extremely budget-priced phone – more so than other recent Desire models. Sprint’s named as a possible home for the A11, but as of now there’s still no word about a launch window.