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HTC's 2017 flagship won't be called HTC 11, to launch 4-5 more smartphones in 2017

HTC is also working on a new Desire-line of smartphones that will be 'fun and affordable'.

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After the launch of the U Ultra and U Play, HTC had been expected to launch its 2017 flagship smartphone, dubbed as the HTC 11. Back in December, there were rumors that the HTC 11 smartphone will come with Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8GB RAM and dual-rear camera setup. Turns out HTC has some other plans for this year. In what may disappoint many HTC fans, the company may may restrict the number phone launches this year between six to seven. Also, it will be dropping the HTC 11 moniker for its next flagship smartphone.

In an interview to Engadget, HTC’s President of Smartphone and Connected Device Business, Chialin Chang, said that the decision to launch lesser phones this year was made due to revenue losses it incurred in 2016. Now that the company has already launched two phones, it might launch four to five smartphones this year. The HTC official also revealed that the company is working on a new Desire-line of smartphones that will be aimed at people who wish to buy “fun and affordable” devices. While there is no information about the new Desire smartphones yet, we can expect HTC to announce the much anticipated One X10 at the upcoming MWC 2017. ALSO READ: HTC has got it all wrong with the U Ultra and I’m not surprised

Rumors suggest that the HTC One X10 will flaunt a 5.5-inch full HD LCD display. It will run on an octa-core MT6755V/C ARM chipset clocked at 1.9GHz. The smartphone will be paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, which is same as the One X9. On the camera front, the One X10 will sport a 16.3-megapixel rear shooter and an 8-megapixel front camera. The HTC One X10 will be the successor to the last years One X9 and is said to carry a mid-range price tag.

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  • Published Date: January 13, 2017 7:15 PM IST


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