HTC Has A Name For Its Flagship Smartphone, And It Is Quite An Odd One


After the disappointing announcement of HTC One A9, we have been hearing several names of the next flagship smartphone of the company. However, perhaps this one is going to be the most awkward one that you have heard for quite some time now.


HTC Perfume Could Be Released With Android 6.1 And A Bunch Of Other Impressive Hardware

According to a source, HTC’s next flagship smartphone is going to be named Perfume, which is quite unusual seeing as how we covered reports that the next device featuring ‘top of the line’ hardware specifications was going to be HTC O2. The very next smartphone that was rumored to feature impressive hardware was HTC One X9, but that rumor died along time back, concluding that the device was going to feature mid-ranged specifications.

As for HTC Perfume, we can expect a Snapdragon 820 chipset is going to be a part of the components, including 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. We believed that One A9 was going to feature MediaTek’s Helio X20, but sadly it was not to be. It would be pointless to incorporate a deca-core processor inside the company’s upcoming flagship since a Snapdragon 820 could deliver much more compared to MediaTek’s upcoming flagship SoC. After all, being manufactured on the 14nm FinFET LPP architecture does warrant additional performance improvements as well a high energy efficiency factorial.

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The source also states that the upcoming handset is going to be incorporated with a large battery capacity; 3,500mAh. However, this is the exact same capacity that we reported was going to be present in the company’s One X9, so naturally, we will wait for more details to come through before we can actually reach a conclusion. However, one of the notable changes to see in HTC Perfume is going to be its updated operating system. It is said that the smartphone is going to be running Android Lollipop 6.1 ‘out of the box’ and will be running the company’s customized Sense 8.0 interface.

On a personal note, it would be better if the firm removed the customization process out of the equation altogether since a ‘near pure Android’ experience obviously consumes less system resources and delivers much better performance than any other interface we have seen so far. We will continue to update you with the latest information, but for now, what do you think of HTC Perfume? Let us know your thoughts.