HTC CEO had revealed a few weeks back that the company will be launching a new ‘Hero’ device in October this year to help revive the company’s sales. This year has been very unlucky for the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer as sales of its latest flagship smartphone the One M9 have been much lower than expected. In fact, the Q1 profits this year were a record low and shortly after, the company’s stock prices reached a record low in June. So far the ‘Aero’ has been a complete mystery, but new info leaked today claims that the smartphone will feature a Quad HD resolution display.
The info comes from a Vietnamese website htcviet. According to the website, the ‘Aero’ will come with a Quad HD resolution display but the exact screen size is not yet known. It also claims that the device will use Gorilla Glass 4 for protection and will feature 2.5D glass like a number of recent flagship smartphones. HTC has so far not used 2.5D curved glass on any of its devices, so the ‘Aero’ will most likely be the first HTC device with a 2.5D glass. Of course, it isn’t going to be the first Quad HD smartphone from HTC as the company has already announced the One M9+, One ME, and J Butterfly with Quad HD displays. The One M9+ and the J Butterfly feature 5.2-inch sized Quad HD resolution panels while the One E9+ packs a 5.5-inch Quad HD display. It does make sense that HTC could go with either of these two sizes for the ‘Aero’.
No other concrete info on the HTC ‘Aero’ is available currently, so the device is still quite mysterious. A few rumors recently claimed that ‘Aero’ will not exactly be an all-new flagship but more of an intermediary device. We believe that the HTC Aero could simply be a refreshed variant of the One M9 with more powerful internals and some other changes inside and outside.
The next ‘One’ series flagship will only arrive by 1H 2016, so the ‘Aero’ could be a device that will help HTC maintain a presence in the high-end market until the next flagship arrives. HTC CEO had revealed earlier that the company will not be making the same mistakes with the next ‘One’ flagship. The 2016 model is going to come with a new design and a number of ‘revolutionary’ features that will set it apart from rivals.