Despite its flagship smartphone presence having all, however, come to an end, HTC isn’t done releasing phones yet. Four of its upcoming handsets have leaked by way of the Russian web site Rozetked, and it looks as if HTC is planning on reviving the Wildfire brand, which has laid dormant for eight years since the launch of the HTC Wildfire S in 2011. For reference, in that year, HTC commanded 10.7 % of the global smartphone market, compared to just 0.05 % now.
Regardless of a pretty hefty spec bump over the eight-year-old Wildfire S, which had a 3.2-inch display and 512MB of RAM, there’s little else about the leaked handsets to suggest a return to HTC’s glory days. Four of the lineup’s handsets have been leaked; the Wildfire, Wildfire E plus, Wildfire E1, and Wildfire E. Two of them feature teardrop notches, three of them have dual rear cameras, and all of them have low-resolution 720p screens and mid-range specifications. There is no pricing provided as part of this leak. However, we guess that these are meant as budget or mid-range devices.
Though these specs are by no means official, Rozetked have proved itself to be a reliable supply of leaks in the past. Last year it leaked both the Pixel 3A and Pixel 3XL months before their official announcements by Google.
Together with these four devices, GSM Arena notes that HTC has additionally registered the names Wildfire E2 and E2 Plus, Wildfire E3, and E3 Plus, and Wildfire R and R Plus with the Eurasian Economic Commission, suggesting there’s more to the Wildfire brand revival than just these four gadgets.