Despite HTC's struggles, the company still has new phones lined up for 2019
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HTC has had an absolutely dreadful 2018. In fact, the company’s mobile division has been on the wane for the last couple of years, with monthly news headlines of increasingly dwindling revenue figures being redundant at this point. The Taiwanese company scaled down on its smartphone release schedule this year—likely because each released device only offered more losses—and most would’ve expected the company’s 2018 offerings to be its last. Apparently not.
According to sources, HTC will stick to its guns by releasing smartphones next year. The source report claims the company will expand its horizons towards the 5G and blockchain sectors next year, making it likely that the company’s main device for 2019 will be a 5G-enabled phone. It’s unknown what phone that will be but, if we were to hazard a guess, it could be a U13+ flagship with 5G support.
The company already released the Exodus blockchain phone a few months ago, although we’re not sure what the goal of that launch was exactly—a statement that can be made about a number of HTC smartphone releases in the recent past.
2019 is still a few weeks away, though, and it would appear that HTC could release one last phone before 2018 runs out. It will not be a completely new offering, though; it’s just a 6/128 GB version of the HTC U12 Life.