HTC to reveal Android 6.0 smartphone at October 20 event

Struggling smartphone giant HTC looks like it has a potentially skin-saving new device up its sleeve, which it plans to reveal next month.

The company will hold a virtual event on October 20 where it invites the media to “Meet the Marshmallow from HTC.”

Minimal detective skills are required to surmise that a new smartphone running the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system will be the order of the day.

The event will be streamed live on HTC’s website and will take place at 5PM UK time (12 ET).

This is not your traditional smartphone so we aren’t hosting a traditional launch event,” the company said in its invite to the press.

So what exactly does HTC have up its sleeve? Well the rumour mill would have us believe then firm is prepping to show off the HTC Aero/HTC One A9.

Recent reports have suggested HTC’s is planning a device to rival the iPhone 6S, with some even suggesting it could house a ten-core processor.

The prospect of a Marshmallow device could be a smart play from HTC as it seeks to round off a horrendous year in a positive fashion.

A handset running Android 6.0 out of the box could give the firm a jump start on Samsung, which is unlikely to have new or updated devices on Marshmallow until at least March 2016.

See also: Where did it all go wrong for HTC?

If you really can’t wait for the squidgy, toastable operating system then Google will begin rolling it out to existing Nexus devices from next week, while it also just announced a pair of impressive-looking Nexus phones.

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