There was a time when HTC was a kind of competitor to Apple but in the world of Android. The company produced solid, prestigious and popular devices. But then it believed in its greatness and did not bother creating balanced devices. The loyal audience did not forgive such a disregard for itself, and its army began to rapidly melt. HTC made several attempts to stand on a par with competitors, but they were all stupid and failed.
As a result, the company was blown away and stopped trying to create smartphones. For almost two years now, HTC has abandoned the smartphone business, signing its impotence to create something competitive. But, perhaps, the company will again try to enter the mobile device market. The Dutch certification body Telefication said that it has checked the HTC 2QBK200 model for compliance with the requirements of Japanese law. Why exactly the Dutch firm was chosen for this is anyone’s guess.
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Alas, Telefication did not share any details about the new product. There is not even an understanding of whether it will be a flagship or a mid-range device. Perhaps the company has created some kind of device that will become a guide to the world of the metaverse. HTC announced the creation of something similar in March of this year. Whether the company will stay in the world of smartphones for a long time or will again confirm its insolvency in this business, we will find out later.
According to previous reports, HTC is planning to launch its first flagship Android phone next month.
The news comes from Taiwan’s DigiTimes, which received confirmation from HTC Vive Asia-Pacific CEO Charles Huang at the HTC MWC 2022 event.
The new HTC flagship will be the first since the HTC U12+, released back in 2018. HTC’s upcoming flagship will focus on augmented and virtual reality applications, and will support deep integration with HTC’s own open-source metaverse platform, dubbed Viveverse.
Interestingly, the company sold most of its smartphone business to Google back in 2018 and has since only released budget and mid-range phones in some markets. Will this return be successful for the company? we will have to wait and watch until the arrival of the new devices in the market. However, in the upcoming few weeks, we will for sure get more details on this regard, so stay tuned with us.