HTC readies Desire 650 dual sim, a MediaTek-powered ODM device

The Spring is coming tweet made HTC fans perk up their ears, but a reliable leakster may have just poured cold water on their hopes.

Apparently, HTC is set to release the Desire 650 dual sim, which will differ from the current Desire 650. It will be an ODM device (meaning someone makes it for HTC) and will feature ODM customizations to Sense 8.3, custom software not found on true-blood HTCs.

The phone will come only in Dual SIM flavor and will be powered by a MediaTek chipset (the original Desire 650 from mid-2016 used an old Snapdragon 400). The new phone could launch in the US for Cricket.

HTC to release new MTK based Desire device (Codename A37). This is will be ODM device featured with Sense 8.3 on board.

LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) March 16, 2017

HTC may have other plans for March 20, we could see something like the HTC One X10 instead. That one leaked recently with a MediaTek chipset, but has a bigger 5.5 screen while the Desire 650 has a 5 display.