New HTC Desire 500 and Desire 800 series phones with Android 6.0 expected before One M10


HTC is rumored to introduce it’s flagship One M10 smartphone codenamed ‘Perfume’ with Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM sometime around the MWC 2016 later this month. Today, HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR said that the company will introduce two new smartphones, one in the Desire 500 series (codenamed A16) and Desire 800 series (codenamed A56) before the One M10 is announced.

The Desire 500 series smartphone could be the Desire 530 that surfaced (Via) on a Dutch retailer’s website recently. It is expected to be priced about 190 Euros (US$ 207 / 14099), but the specifications of the smartphone is still a mystery.

According to the leakster, both these upcoming Desire series smartphones will run on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with Sense 7.0_g on top and the phones will get updated to Sense 8.0 after the release of One M10.

The leakster also said that HTC is planning to leave “_g” ending (For example: 7.0_g) in Sense 8.0. It will be Sense 8.0_GP, but the marketing name will be just Sense 8.0. We will have to wait for more leaks in coming weeks to find out what the Desire 800 series smartphone will be.

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