An unannounced HTC mid-range smartphone bearing model number 2Q7A100 had surfaced on the Geekbench benchmark database last month. Shortly after its appearance on Geekbench, the mysterious smartphone was caught on the AnTuTu benchmark as well. The same device has now been certified by the NCC in Taiwan. While the NCC certification does not shed any light on the hardware specs of the smartphone, it reveals the smartphone may not look as modern as mid-range phones released by other smartphone makers this year.
HTC 2Q7A100 NCC Certification Points to an 18:9 Display
The smartphone’s diagram in the NCC certification document reveals the 2Q7A100 will look very similar to the Desire 12s entry-level smartphone that the company launched in December last year. Just like the Desire 12s, the upcoming HTC 2Q7A100 will have relatively thick bezels at the top and bottom. On the side of the phone, we can see the power as well as volume control buttons. Aside from the diagram, however, the NCC certification does not reveal anything else regarding the upcoming HTC mid-range smartphone.
The HTC 2Q7A100 AnTuTu listing had revealed the smartphone will be powered by a 10nm Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset from Qualcomm, clubbed with 6GB of RAM. While the smartphone’s display size remains unconfirmed, the AnTuTu listing did confirm the resolution. Unlike most mid-range smartphones released recently, the HTC 2Q7A100 display will offer 1080 x 2160 pixels Full HD+ resolution with an 18:9 aspect ratio. As for software, both the AnTuTu and Geekbench listings confirmed the smartphone will be running on the Android 9 Pie operating system when it goes on sale. We can expect the 2Q7A100 to have HTC’s custom Sense UI running on top of Android Pie. While the smartphone’s NCC certification suggests it may soon be launched in Taiwan, there is no official confirmation yet. Since HTC has not released even a single new smartphone this year, the 2Q7A100 will probably be the company’s first device of the year.