HTC has confirmed that they are working on an entirely redesigned flagship which according to the rumors is codenamed Aero and is supposedly planned for end of 2015. However according to a report from MyDrivers, it turns out that we might not see the device until early 2016 due to the fact that it will supposedly run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.
Given that Qualcomm themselves have confirmed that the first Snapdragon 820 handsets are only expected in early 2016, we can only assume that is when HTC will launch said device. The report also goes on to claim that the handset will be officially called the HTC O2, which we suppose is a nice change of name, especially if HTC is trying to reinvent itself.
Unfortunately apart from the name and potential SoC rumor, not much else is known about the handset. There have been rumors about the handset’s “groundbreaking” camera, although exactly what that means is really anyone’s guess at the moment. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but a HTC flagship powered by a Snapdragon 820 isn’t all that surprising.
In fact the rumors are also suggesting that 2016’s Samsung Galaxy S7 will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 as well, and if that’s true, it looks like HTC definitely has their work cut out for them.