HTC sent out mysterious invitations this week for a an event next Wednesday in either China or Taiwan where the company will unveil one or more new additions to its Desire product line. While the original HTC Desire was a premium device, the Desire series has since come to occupy the mid to low-range category.
There’s no official word on what HTC will unveil, but rumors are already cropping up that the company could unveil a mid-range handset to rival with the Moto G, which offers solid specs and the latest software for under $200 off-contract. However, it’s unclear if HTC still has the capability to compete with Motorola, which has Google’s direct backing.
Recent rumors have also pointed to an HTC One successor codenamed the M8, which allegedly features a design similar to the One with the latest specs, curved edges and a fingerprint scanner on the back. However, we don’t expect to see the company’s next flagship unveiled until sometime next year. Next week’s event will most likely focus on one or more low-end devices targeting China and other emerging markets.