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HTC plans to launch a 5G phone in July but there’s a catch

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JC Torres
2020-05-25 08:03:27

Should you’ve been questioning if HTC continues to be alive, don’t fear, you’re most likely not the one one considering that. In fact, the corporate continues to be alive and kicking however you most likely solely hear about it when you’ve been following the VR market. So far as smartphones go, HTC has not launched a single notable cellphone in additional than a 12 months. That could possibly be altering in July when it launches its first 5G cellphone however you won’t wish to maintain your breath when you dwell outdoors of Taiwan.

Virtually all smartphone makers have a 5G cellphone in a single type or one other, or no less than the producers with premium fashions to promote. Even Sony, who could also be ranked along with HTC as one of many “lifeless” cellphone makers, has a 5G cellphone, or no less than within the odd case that the Xperia 1 II is delivery with the function enabled. HTC did promise earlier this 12 months that it will bounce on that bandwagon quickly but it surely by no means actually stated when.

A new report now means that HTC has picked the month of July for that if just for the truth that there will probably be a country-wide launch of 5G merchandise that month. This is able to recommend that HTC’s 5G cellphone will probably be focused at its dwelling market and has little probability of reaching different shores, particularly given how 5G assist isn’t constant the world over.

Aside from 5G functionality, little is understood about this upcoming cellphone, particularly whether or not it will be thought-about “high-end” or not. Fortunately for HTC, Qualcomm has the Snapdragon 765 and 768 to permit it to supply 5G on a mid-range cellphone.

That’s to not say HTC doesn’t have any new cellphone deliberate aside from that. There was phrase final month of an HTC Desire 20 Pro and the identical supply means that that cellphone will probably be launched in June. That, nevertheless, will almost definitely have late 2019 specs that can undoubtedly make it just about pointless for a lot of consumers.

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