After the recent launch of the Nexus 9, HTC it seems is ready to get back into the tablet market with its own line of tablets. After a sabbatical of almost three years, the company is said to have had a change of heart after receiving positive feedback for the Nexus 9, Focus Taiwan reports. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setupAlso Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite smartphone design leaks online
The report states that CFO Chang Chia-lin recently confirmed that HTC is planning on introducing its own new tablet sometime next year. HTC’s previous efforts into the tablet market did not see much success. The HTC Flyer, which was its last tablet release in 2011, was not a huge hit among buyers. Also Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite listed on Google Play Console
HTC North Asia President Jack Tong says that the market for ultra-cheap slates (under $160) is not profitable, thus HTC has no plans of releasing any device in this price segment. There is actually a bit more room for growth and product differentiation in the high-end and mid-tier tablet segments,” Tong said. He further added that the market positioning of 7-inch tablets has been blurred by large-screen smartphones like the 5.5-inch models.
HTC is also said to be open towards more co-branding opportunities after the success of Nexus 9. The tablet developed with Google flaunts an 8.9-inch 2048 1536 pixels display, and is powered by 2.3GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 dual-core processor paired with Kepler DX11 GPU. The tablet also features an 8-megapixel protruding rear camera, and a 1.6-megapixel selfie camera at the front. On the software front, the tablet runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The tablet will soon launch in India with prices starting from Rs 28,900.