Passing a phone through the proper certification authorities for each country it's going to be released in is usually one of the final steps that stand between a phone in development and its commercial release. That's what makes it just a bit surprising that certifying authorities in Russia have received an application for two phones that haven't even been officially announced yet, the HTC One X10 and its dual-sim version. Presumably a sequel to the HTC One X9, details on the X10 are extremely sparse, though it's not a stretch to assume it will likely follow in its predecessor's budget-friendly footsteps, but with a spec bump or some other trimmings to sweeten the deal and make it worth the upgrade. Three other devices also came down the pipeline.
First on the list is the quasi-flagship HTC 10 Evo. Out in the US as the HTC Bolt, the device is rocking a last-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, but boasts better cameras, design improvements and refinements over the HTC 10, and compatibility with network technologies that enable breakneck speeds on the right networks. The HTC Desire 10 Pro, powered by a Mediatek Helio P10 processor and boasting a 5.5-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, is also on the list. The HTC Desire 650 rounds things out, and concrete details on it are just about as thin as facts about the HTC One X10. Speculation pegs this one as possibly being the recently tipped HTC Desire A17, the rumored sequel to a widely panned Snapdragon 210-toting budget number that came out back in March.
Though certifying a device is about the most official way to let the public know about it besides an actual announcement, it's not exactly a guarantee that a phone will be hitting the market soon, or even at all. This means that this news should be taken with a grain of salt; right now, Russian release dates remain unannounced for all of these devices. Aside from the HTC Bolt, these all seem to be on the budget side of the market, so consumers can expect fairly low prices for most of these, mostly in line with their predecessors, if they hit the market.