HTC to deliver 5 or 6 phones in 2018

HTC to deliver 5 or 6 phones in 2018
Yesterday, we passed along a report that said HTC will go back to producing phones with dual camera setups, starting in 2018. You might recall 2014's HTC One (M8), which had a second camera on back allowing for the blurred background on portrait shots that we all crave these days. Today, we have a little more information on the volume of phones that HTC plans on rolling off the assembly line next year.

HTC President Chialin Chang says to expect his company to produce five to six different handsets in 2018. HTC is hoping to build on a very strong 2017 which saw the manufacturer release its best flagship phone in years, the HTC U11. The company also came up with the Edge Sense feature that allows users to squeeze both sides of the phone in order to open certain apps and initiate some activities. Some love it, and some despise it.

While it isn't expected to touch down on U.S. soil, the HTC U11+ is even better than the HTC U11. It offers a nearly edge-to-edge display, a massive (especially for HTC) 4000mAh battery, and a cool looking model with a translucent case so that you can see some of the components inside the phone. The U11+ also carries an IP68 certification rating, compared to the IP67 rating on the U11.

Since the HTC U11+ won't be coming to the states, we're hopeful that one of the new 2018 models headed for the U.S. brings with it the HTC U11+'s edge-to-edge screen, large battery and IP68 protection from water and dust.

source: Engadget

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U11
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(24.5h 3G talk time)
U11+
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3930 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

I think the only think that lacks in the U11+ to be one of the greatest of 2017 is the missing wireless charging. It’s a 2017 flagship made of glass. Come on HTC!

4. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I thought it has wireless charging. Don't we see the coil on the translucent variant?

10. redmd

Posts: 1939; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Coil? That's NFC I think

11. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

NFC doesn't need that huge of a coil. However, it seems like it's something else, and the phone lacks wireless charging. I don't care about it that much anyway.

9. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

It does have wireless charging. What some would say the thing needs is a headphone jack, but I think as long as the included earphones with noise cancellation are above average, it won't matter one bit to me. If I wanna listen to music on a phone that is charging, I turn on Bluetooth!

12. mootu

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

It does not have wireless charging, this was confirmed by reviewers invited to the release event. The coil seen on the translucent version is the nfc coil, it looks as though HTC enlarged it to make it a feature through the see through back.

14. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

It does not have wireless charging

13. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Who cares about "wireless" charging. It's just a stupid useless gimmick with a blatantly misleading name. Come talk to me when they can actually charge a phone over the air without it being tethered to a charging pad, that's what I call REAL wireless charging. Charging with a so-called "wireless" charging pad is no different and no more convenient than using a regular usb charging cable. Wake up and smell the scam, people!

15. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I don't use it myself but I do see the appeal in simply being able to pick up and put down the phone, one handed, without needing to plug the cable back in. Even with USB C. If only manufacturers regularly made charging cradles part of the phone bundle again that would also suffice.

16. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

At least with regular usb cable charging I can CONVENIENTLY fast charge up to 10 phones at the same time (I have over 20 phones). Can't do that with the charging pad gimmick, which also takes up way too much desk space. Nothing convenient about that.

19. lil_rain92

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 25, 2017

thats the dumbest thing anyone could ever say. Wireless charging is not even that big of an issue. I bought the phone from ebay and im loving the hell out of it. and trust me if you manage to get your hands on one too you're gonna feel the same thing. Never even once felt like wireless charging was an issue with the phone. The phone charges really quick by the way 20mins is enough to get a really good charge. used my friends iphone X for a week and then used this, Definitely prefer this over the iPhone X (imagine its that good) #TeamHTC4Life

2. Nobias23

Posts: 64; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Can’t we just order abroad?

3. waqarzec

Posts: 74; Member since: May 09, 2013

You can order through eBay and by other means also, when it becomes available.

5. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Why release too much garbage and then weep over poor sales ?

6. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Throw everything at the wall until something sticks.

7. scarface21173

Posts: 694; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

They should just release 1 budget model to challenge moto g etc and 1 pro model to challenge s9 etc. Theyve got too many mediocre phones that are not anywhere good enough.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Come on, HTC! May 2018 be the turnaround year for ya!

17. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

A dual camera phone with a massive battery and brilliant design .. Add to it the durability of htc phones .. Gou will have a great device !

18. Cat97

Posts: 1897; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Too late.

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