In line with a brand new record, HTC gained’t show off any new telephones, particularly the rumored U12, at MWC this yr. Making an allowance for HTC hasn’t used MWC as a platform to announce new gadgets just lately, this doesn’t reasonably come as a wonder.
In truth, in terms of HTC at MWC, the final main announcement was in 2015 with the One M9. In 2016, they showcased a couple of Need telephones, however we aren’t counting the ones as main bulletins. No offense, Need lovers.
Closing yr, HTC introduced the U Ultra in January, the U11 in May, and the U11 Plus in November. For every of the ones gadgets, now not a large number of emphasis used to be placed on the US in relation to release occasions, most probably as a result of HTC has been reevaluating its place right here. In case you query that concept, take the just lately introduced U11+ for instance. The phone is well one in all the corporate’s most fun in fresh reminiscence, nevertheless it used to be by no means even made to be had in the US. That turns out to sum up HTC’s plan for us at the second.
On this new record, it cites HTC’s seeming unwillingness to move directly against Samsung and the Galaxy S9 at MWC. So, as an alternative of competing for other people’s consideration in Barcelona, the corporate will cling off and announce its subsequent phone when it’s excellent and able. Humorous sufficient, we simply heard this same thing from LG, so MWC is shaping as much as be reasonably underwhelming this yr.
Whilst we wait on HTC to decide how and when to release its subsequent flagship, remember the fact that Kellen nonetheless turns out excited for the company’s 2018, however don’t inquire from me why. I’m over right here pondering we would possibly not see a unmarried US release from the corporate this yr.