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HTC announces a June 16, 2020 launch event, could be for Desire 20 series

HTC will unveil new phones soon. (Source: Instagram)
HTC will unveil new phones soon. (Source: Instagram)
HTC has yet to be heard of in the context of new phones in 2020. However, the OEM has just confirmed that it will change this with an upcoming June event. According to recent rumors, the devices to be launched may be called the Desire 20 series, one of which could also be 5G.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

HTC could be said to have all but fallen off the smartphone radar at this stage. Nevertheless, recent leaks have pointed to the possibility that it may yet throw its hat into the 5G and mid-range rings in 2020. The OEM has finally announced that it will confirm this, along with other rumors, during an event planned for later this month.

The Taiwanese company broke this news via its official Instagram channel. It has also posted a new promotional image for the launch, which distinctly appears to show 2 different phones or variants that may make their debut on the stage in question.

Conversely, HTC has become linked to only 1 potential release as of late. A growing body of leaks indicate that it is to be called the Desire 20 Pro, and will be powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC with 6GB of RAM (and may also have a headphone jack).

Therefore, the second phone could be a vanilla Desire 20; however, the prevailing rumors do not appear to leave much scope for properties that support 5G in this mix.

Finally, the new HTC teaser includes 1 more interesting detail: a Vive logo tucked into one corner. Therefore, the OEM's upcoming mobile devices may have some special, possibly even exclusive, tie-in with this XR platform.

The full HTC launch poster. (Source: Instagram)
The full HTC launch poster. (Source: Instagram)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-06-10 (Update: 2020-06-10)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.