HTC is not giving up after another lousy quarter, preparing multiple new 5G phones


It looks like we have been ready for HTC’s inevitable retirement from the cellular business for about… a century now, however whereas LG not too long ago sealed the destiny of its perennially money-wasting smartphone division, the Taiwan-based firm insists it is not useless but.

Believe it or not, HTC is even seeking to speed up its handset launch schedule, preparing to unveil “new 5G models” (sure, plural) someday in the course of the second quarter of this yr, in line with anonymous “industry sources” quoted by Digitimes.
If the Taiwanese publication, which has a combined monitor file on the subject of anticipating new merchandise from smartphone distributors resembling HTC, ends up being correct this time round, these mysterious “5G models” might arrive just some months after the Desire 21 Pro 5G.
Released in Taiwan again in January, that wasn’t the corporate’s very first 5G-enabled cellular system both, following within the footsteps of final fall’s U20 5G mid-ranger. The latter 6.8-inch mannequin, by the best way, has apparently been discounted not too long ago in HTC’s homeland to higher compete in opposition to Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo’s cheap higher mid-end 5G handsets.
In different phrases, HTC is surprisingly energetic in its home smartphone market these days whereas additionally slowly seeking to enhance the “promotion” of its newest handsets in Europe and the Middle East.

Although there aren’t any phrases on the names, specs, options, or costs of the aforementioned “new 5G models” deliberate for Q2 2021 bulletins, these will undoubtedly cater to the identical audiences throughout the identical areas. So, no, you most likely should not maintain your breath for official US availability of any kind this yr.

That would merely be a far too bold goal for a business that barely generated NT$493 million and NT$1.175 billion in March and Q1 2021 revenues respectively. That equates to a measly 17 million and 41 million US {dollars} or so, and along with smartphones, it contains VR headsets as effectively.

What’s maybe much more painful to see is that the corporate’s microscopic March 2021 income end result truly marked a 5.2 and 99.7 (!!!) % enchancment from the identical determine reported in March 2020 and February 2021 respectively. 

Overall, nevertheless, HTC began the yr with a worse quarterly income rating than an already modest first three months of 2020. But if you consider it, that really makes the corporate’s smartphone business insistence much more encouraging for these nostalgic concerning the likes of 2013’s HTC One or 2008’s T-Mobile G1.

Basically, if HTC is not dropping by the wayside now, it might by no means achieve this.




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