A rumored upcoming smartphone from Taiwanese firm HTC has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG, if a recent listing on the organization’s website is anything to go by. The device carries the model number 2PYR1XX, and is expected to be launched early next year as the HTC X10. While the listing doesn’t reveal a whole lot about the hardware specs of the device in question, it does indicate that the phone will be compliant with the Bluetooth v4.1 standard. While not a lot is known about HTC’s upcoming smartphone, recent rumors have suggested that it will be a mid-range phablet that could well be unveiled at the CES trade show next month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Taking a quick look at the rumored hardware specs of the HTC X10, the device is expected to feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display panel, something that’s become almost the norm for Android handsets at the mid-range these days. The processing power for the phone will reportedly come from a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset, which comes with an integrated octa-core CPU clocked at a maximum of 2GHz and a Mali-T860 GPU clocked at a frequency of 700MHz. The rest of the key specs include 3GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel primary camera that’s expected to be accompanied by OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). On the software side of things, the upcoming handset will apparently run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of the-box, most likely with HTC's own, proprietary Sense UI overlay.
Some of you may remember that images of the HTC X10 had leaked just earlier this week, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming mid-ranger. Rumors have also suggested that the device may come with a 2,000 Yuan price-tag in China, which means users elsewhere may expect prices in the region of about $300. One thing, however, may stick out like a sore thumb if all the rumors regarding the upcoming smartphone holds up in the long run. According to reports, the HTC X10 may not have a fingerprint scanner, which would certainly be a glaring omission at that price, especially in a day and age when even cheaper, entry-level devices have started incorporating the poplar feature.