HTC to Hold a ‘Dual-Flagship’ Launch End of September
Rumours afloat are hinting at an HTC ‘dual-flagship’ launch on the 29th of September. The hints are backed by @upleaks who posted an image on Twitter, showing the apparent invite sent out by HTC. The launch is scheduled to unveil two flagship phones rumored to be the Aero A9 and Butterfly 3. In fact, HTC had earlier scheduled the release of Aero A9 in the first week of September, but failed to deliver. However, it is now almost certain that the launch will take place this month.
HTC is hoping to deliver with a bang, given that the response to their previous phone, the HTC One M9, was poor at best. The smartphone caused a fifty percent drop in the company’s share prices, which is perhaps one of the reasons the company is gambling with a dual release end of this month.
If rumours are true, the HTC Aero A9 will be packing a QHD resolution display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and 2.5D curved edges, a MediaTek Helio X20 ten-core tri-cluster processor with 4GB of RAM and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. The Butterfly 3, on the other hand, is a supposed international version of the HTC J Butterfly, which was launched this May, in Japan. The smartphone is expected to come with a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM and 2700mAh battery.
The launch on the 29th will take place in Hakone, Japan. The date also clashes with another launch, Google’s new Nexus smartphones, which will take place in San Francisco. With these two launches happening on the same day, one can expect another battle of flagship phones in the offing.