HTC Desire 830 pictures, mid-range specs prematurely disclosed
The HTC 10 seems to put the financially struggling Taiwanese OEM in a decent position for an unlikely high-end comeback, but without a concerted effort in the mid-range smartphone segment, let’s just say one swallow will not a summer make.
It’s perhaps illustrative of the company’s current Desire-series popularity that three such models saw daylight only a couple of months ago, and as far as the Android-loving masses are concerned, it’s as if they never existed.
A fourth 2016 entry in the Desire franchise is nonetheless in the pipeline, according to a trusted insider, who has the device pics and CPU-Z screenshots to prove it. At first glance, there’s little to separate this purported upcoming HTC Desire 830 from the recently released 825.
The rear cover design is predominantly free of bells and whistles, save for a large top left corner camera and centered HTC logo, with no physical buttons on the front, colorful frame, and what looks like an all-plastic construction.
Granted, the mid-ranger finds some inspiration in the flagship HTC 10 as well, but by no means does it look as “premium” as that. Under the hood, a terribly lackluster octa-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6753 processor is tipped to handle things, oddly enough doubled by a generous 3GB RAM.
You also get plenty of internal storage space (32GB, compared to Desire 825’s 16), and a large and high-res 5.5-inch Full HD display. Okay, HTC, there’s still time to reconsider the SoC, and launch this thing at a sub-$300 price.