Blass backup up his tweet with an image of a rear camera lens with LED flash but later stated that the image was probably fake. However, he hasn't gone back on his revelation just yet. If what he says is true, he probably is, then Desire 10 would be a lot like what we expect from mid-range phones like OnePlus 3, ZTE Axon 7 or the just-launched Honor 7- pretty specifications masked by low price points.
What's an HTC 10 without a Desire 10?— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 10, 2016
What's an HTC 10 without a Desire 10?
*coming end of Q3— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 10, 2016
*coming end of Q3
Even though HTC always bigged up its One series which included M and A series phones until HTC 10 broke the pattern, the Desire range hasn't shown a lot of promise in the last one year. The last HTC Desire phone that grabbed eyeballs was the HTC Desire 626 which launched exactly a year ago. Available in White Birch, Blue Lagoon, Purple Fire and Dark Grey colours, Desire 626 featured a 5-inch LCD display, a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor, a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front camera. It ran Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and also featured HTC's own Sense user interface.
As of now, Evan Blass is the only one who has spoken about the upcoming Desire handset and we haven't heard from any other sources, including from Taiwan regarding the revelation. Given that the phone is, according to Blass, just two months away from launch, we should expect to hear more from sources close to HTC in the coming weeks. Going by the usual trend, we also expect HTC to come up with teasers and subtle hints and if they do, we'll let you know as soon as we can.