Report: HTC to release a phablet following the Aero's launch

Report: HTC to release a phablet following the Aero's launch
A report out of Vietnam this morning says that the rumored HTC Aero won't be the only new handset to come from the manufacturer's redesign plans. According to HTC Vietnam, the company will be producing a phablet with more new features and a unique hardware design. HTC has traditionally offered different variants of its flagship device, such as the HTC One max, and the HTC One M9+, so offering a phablet version of the Aero would not be totally out of character for HTC.

The current HTC flagship model, the HTC One M9, has been a sales and financial disaster for the company. Since releasing the device, HTC has had its worst April in six years, which helped end a string of four consecutive profitable quarters.

As a result of the disappointing HTC One M9 sales, company CEO Cher Wang announced last month that it would offer a redesigned "Hero" phone this October. The new flagship has been subsequently dubbed the HTC Aero.

Thanks for the tip!

source: HTCVietnam (translated)

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13 Comments

1. Oneight

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

Hope HTC is not going to announce so many phones.

2. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

HTC is the new samsung

6. Shocky unregistered

HTC wish they were Samsung.

9. Eclectech

Posts: 350; Member since: May 01, 2013

HTC would really have to work at making crappy phones to become the new Samsung.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

A mediocre camera will ruin HTC's future plan, hope HTC won't screw themselves up this time.

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Knowing this is the third iteration of the one series and their camera still suck. I don't think they will ever have a great camera on their phones. How long till they go backrupt?

5. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

HTC better be careful with whatever phones they're releasing.. They're really doomed right now

7. Shocky unregistered

Tablet market is slowing, HTC think this is the time to launch a new tablet. They have such good management.

11. summerofsam

Posts: 60; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

fyahking you definitely hit the nail on the head there, thats why i will be f**king off to Samsung! The only thing i'd like to take with me from my HTC is the speakers and call reception.

13. khelgar_i

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Like they dont have enough phablets..

14. Mrmark

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Let's hope it has a great camera and a fingerprint scanner now that Android Pay is a thing with M

16. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

M9 has really good camera already. They fixed their image processing.

15. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

That's actually a good news. It means regular Aero probably won't be a phablet.

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