A pair of HTC phones that previously appeared in renders have both been spotted in the wild over the last 24 hours. HTC is expected to announce a slew of new Android devices at Mobile World Congress next month so it comes as no surprise that some units are in testing, but it’s still exciting to confirm that they are real.
The source of the leaks appears to be Chinese forum Mobile01, where pictures of both phones were posted. First someone spotted the rumored next HTC flagship phone, which some are calling the Desire 2. The pictures don’t reveal too much, but there does appear to be a slight chin at the bottom of the device.
Then another source posted pictures of another HTC phone with Verizon branding, which appears to have no buttons. Pictures of the back of this device look almost identical to the original Droid Incredible, so this could be its sequel. We know that Android 3.0 does not require physical buttons, but I won’t even pretend to know how this phone will operate sans buttons.
Little is known about the specs of these devices, but we expect HTC to be showcasing Qualcomm’s new dual-core Snapdragon in at least one of their new phones. Check back in a couple of weeks for more details when HTC holds their MWC press conference.