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HTC not yet dead yet as second new device in a month surfaces on Geekbench

HTC has been pretty quiet of late with not a lot in the way of new announcements or even activity on its social media accounts. Fans of the beleaguered smartphone maker will be keen, however, to learn that another previously unseen HTC device has just made an appearance on Geekbench.

It hasn’t gone unnoticed that HTC has been more than a little quiet this year. It once made among the most eagerly anticipated flagship Android smartphones on the market, but there hasn’t been any device from HTC running a Snapdragon 855 sighted thus far. However, it looks like it might have a second mid-ranger that it is prepping for release. A new Geekbench entry has been observed for another mid-range device, but this time with a MediaTek chipset.

It was only the middle of last month that HTC’s first signs of life in 2019 emerged in the shape of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710-powered mid-range device with the model number HTC 2Q7A100 visiting Geekbench and AnTuTu. The new device has a model number of HTC 2Q741, which is similar enough to suggest it could be the base model in the same range. It’s MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core chip comes with 6 GB of RAM but posted only modest scores of 897 in the single-core test and 4385 in the multi-core test.

It was only in December HTC’s current president Darren Chen said that it will continue to make smartphones but will streamline releases to include only mid-range and high-end devices. It did see some success with its first blockchain smartphone the Exodus selling out and the company recently indicating a sequel is in the offing. Still, it will be an uphill battle to get HTC back to anywhere near where it once was.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-05- 4 (Update: 2019-05- 4)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.