Apr 06, 2017 03:10 AM EDT
HTC has already released the HTC U Ultra, which is a really premium-grade device with a hefty price tag to boot. However, one thing is sure that it's not a flagship from the HTC. It's using last year's Snapdragon 821 processor, and even though it's feature rich, it just doesn't have that flagship mark. HTC knows this and trying on the real flagship grade model inside the year which is rumored HTC 11.
HTC president of smartphones and connected devices, Chailin Chang has conducted an interview with Tbreak, during which he has revealed some interesting tidbits about the company's plans for the rest of 2017 and beyond.
As per the Chang, HTC's U Ultra smartphone probably isn't the last flagship category device for the HTC to launch this year. Forbes has also reported earlier on how Samsung's hoarding of the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors it produces on Qualcomm's behalf has created a shortage - a shortage that means the LG G6 and HTC U Ultra were forced to make do with the Snapdragon 821.
Allegedly, the supply of the Snapdragon 835 will increase enough for other OEMs besides Samsung to get in on the action after the Galaxy S8 launch. Keeping this in mind Chang has alluded to HTC launching a Snapdragon 835 powered flagship this year, which may well be the HTC 11, as per Know Your Mobile.
According to Evan Blass, HTC will launch the flagship in early May, with the smartphone being announced sometime in April. A bunch of new leaks in April have revealed all kinds of new information about HTC's next flagship. First and foremost is the handset's name since it turns out it might not be called the HTC 11, instead, the 'HTC U' brand the firm already established with the HTC U Ultra may reappear. This is coming all the way from Evan Blass, who has also revealed images of the device; official-looking press renders no less.
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