HTC will release a 2018 flagship phone, even after Google deal
by Victor Hristov / Sep 21, 2017, 3:43 AM
It's official: Google is buying a big part of HTC's phone team talent for $1.1 billion to further help it with its Pixel phones and who knows what else.
Does this mean it's over for HTC as a phone maker?
Not really. In fact, HTC is getting ready at least one more new flagship for 2018.
The key words here are "streamlined portfolio", meaning that HTC will focus on its best and most profitable devices, which are traditionally the flagships.
But does HTC really have a plan to survive as a phone maker after 2018? That is one way more complicated question the answer to which we are yet to hear.
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Google already take all the good guy from HTC's team.. I guess HTC 2018 flagship will be a phone with a huge screen, fat bezels, small battery, not so great camera, super fragile, no 3.5mm jack, and starting at $999 (at least it will be a shiny glass with pretty color)
posted on Sep 21, 2017, 3:51 AM 7
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Maybe you are right or maybe HTC would get lucky with their new hire. We will see. The problem with HTC is they like to follow Apple footsteps, first to do non-removable battery, first to remove headphone jack. Android users have many OEM to choose from so the resistance would be much stronger compared to Apple users.
posted on Sep 21, 2017, 5:03 AM 1
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Another overpriced phone from HTC like the others.
posted on Sep 21, 2017, 3:59 AM 3
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Great engineers, bad management. Kick the f**kers and sure they will get back on track.
posted on Sep 21, 2017, 4:07 AM 5
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Great news for pixel lover like me. Although I can understand why it would infuriate htc fans. HTC had good run but it's simply can't compete with Samsung huge marketing monkey or Chinese cheap phones onslaught in this hyper competitive mobile market. Rest assure Google will surely make good use of these great engineers.
posted on Sep 21, 2017, 4:40 AM 5
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You crocodile Google want to challenge Samsung? You serpent, just come to your sense who the get you to where you're today? If it wasn't Samsung's Galaxy presence, Android would have been eaten alive by the demon Apple because other oems are purely weak. Now you turn your back to Samsung, no wonder why you stop cooperating with Samsung since the Galaxy Nexus. It's a war now and we arnt not letting it slide anymore. FakeTC won't help you much, just saying.
posted on Sep 21, 2017, 4:23 AM 0
Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010
LOLOLOL Hahahahaha. Boy Samsung should get on its knees if Google asks it too. Samsung is nothing without Android, why don't you tell us of the mega successful Bada Os, or perhaps the "most hackable" Tizen Os? You think Google would take a hit if it lost Samsung as an Oem? Boy Samsung would die faster than Nokia if Google took away it's OS and eco system from Samsung. Samsung is cancer for Android, lag proned, ultra bloatware, ugly and outdated are signatures of TrashWiz. They have great hardware but they aren't the only ones. Android would be far better without your Samsung infestation.
posted on Sep 21, 2017, 5:15 AM 4
Posts: 350; Member since: May 01, 2013
I just want another M7, except make it slightly bigger with less bezel, the latest processor and removable SD card slot.
posted on Sep 21, 2017, 7:27 AM 1
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