Updated on February 14th, 2018:
Evan Blass added more information on a recently leaked device called HTC Breeze; it will be shipped under the name called HTC Desire 12, confirming the device under the Desire series. Historically linked to the mid-range and low-end segment of the Taiwanese manufacturer. The source has not added more details than those already emerged in recent days. The HTC Desire 12 release date is still missing.
*This will come to market as the HTC Desire 12.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 14, 2018
HTC Breeze is not the code name of the next flagship device of the Taiwanese manufacturer but identifies an entry-level smartphone. Its most interesting feature is the introduction of the 5.5-inch FullView display with 18:9 aspect ration in the budget segment.
HTC Breeze specifications and features have been provided by Evleaks on its Twitter profile without any image and release date.
The device will be equipped with Mediatek SoC, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage, camera department with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfie. This is an entry level budget device that will be adapted from its average technical specs.
HTC’s got an upcoming 5.5″ phone, Breeze (second time as HTC codename), that’s mostly notable for pushing full screen, 18:9 aspect ratio down to entry level. Therefore specs are nothing special (Mediatek SoC, 2/16GB, 13/5MP, 2730mAh, etc), and it should be priced to reflect that.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 4, 2018
More detailed information on the release date that is generally set for the next months which is missing.
Recently, HTC also has made available a mid-range device which was first sighted in Geekbench with code name HTC 2Q5W1, and in light of the rumors spread so far, cannot coincide with the Breeze, given specs (unofficial) are different – the HTC 2Q5W1 integrates Snapdragon 625 SoC and 3GB of RAM.