On the smartphone front, HTC has been kind of quiet. The company hasn’t fully exited the market yet, and it seems that won’t be happening anytime soon either. This is according to a new report from DigiTimes who claims that HTC is apparently planning to return to the smartphone market later this year with new 5G phones.
HTC’s smartphone efforts have been kind of sporadic in recent times. The company has launched new phones every now and then, and also embarked on interesting concepts like a blockchain smartphone. We’re not sure what kind of devices we can expect to see later this year, whether it will be budget 5G smartphones, or if it will be a flagship that could signal HTC’s desire to return to the market full time.
HTC was one of the bigger companies back in the earlier days of the smartphone, where they would compete with the likes of Samsung, LG, and Motorola when it came to launching phones. However, they eventually started to fall behind which led to them slowly fading into the background after selling their smartphone division to Google.
We’re not sure what the company’s plans are with their new rumored smartphones since there are plenty of alternatives these days, so we’ll have to wait and see what kind of products they’ll be able to come up with.