HTC is not shutting smartphone unit, plans to launch new model in by year-end: report

“HTC has plans to launch one more smartphone in 2018 before the end of 2018”

Taiwanese handset maker HTC has been the subject of a lot of speculations concerning its exit from the smartphone industry. However, the brand seems to have other plans according, to a latest report. It seems that the phone maker has a new device planned before this year end and more coming in 2019.

HTC EXODUS 1 phone

If the latest report is to be believed, the brand will launch a successor of the U12 Life (first impressions) with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Further, the brand maintained that it will be launching ‘multiple models of consumer and enterprise devices at year-end 2018 and in early 2019.’ This comes close on the heels of its first blockchain-based smartphone called the EXODUS 1, which recently went on pre-order

HTC Exodus 1 components

The HTC EXODUS 1 is a highly secure smartphone with a dedicated wallet protected from Android OS, which can be used to hold the keys to your cryptocurrency securely. The smartphone ships with a 6-inch quad-HD+ screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Powering the handset is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, backed by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS2.1 storage. On the camera front, it offers a 12-megapixel primary shooter at the rear, aided by a 16-megapixel secondary snapper. A 3,500mAh battery with fast charging support, Android Oreo and IP68 water-and-dust resistant design complete the list of the features.

With the new HTC U12 Life and Exodus in pipeline, and HTC emphasising upon optimising its VR platform and enriching its VR/AR content, it seems that the brand is not going anywhere soon.