HTC will release a 2018 flagship phone, even after Google deal
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.