After the reveal of the HTC U11 Plus in Taipei earlier today, company president Chialin Chang mentioned that HTC will unveil five to six smartphones in 2018, including a budget device under 2,000-yuan (under $384 CAD) in China, instead of focusing only on high-end smartphones.
Chang has also confirmed that the Taiwanese company will release a dual camera smartphone in 2018.
“We’ll definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone next year, but we’ll need to figure out how to make this feature stand out,” said Chang in a media interview session, reported by Engadget.
This isn’t the first HTC smartphone with a dual camera setup. The Evo 3D had a dual camera setup used for the 3D effect. However when 3D died down, the company started using the dual camera setup to offer the bokeh effect with handsets such as the HTC Butterfly 2, the HTC Butterfly 3, the HTC One M8 and the HTC One M9.
It’s unclear which devices the Taiwanese company will unveil next year — perhaps the HTC U12 or U Ultra 2. Either way, even with the acquisition of Google, which will be approved and finalized in early 2018, HTC has confirmed it will continue making smartphones.