According to the latest report from Taiwan, HTC is readying the launch of three devices for the first quarter of 2017. To be sure no one here is completely shocked about this timing, HTC has been teasing an announcement for January 12, but it’s currently not known whether this event has do to with a new smartphone or something else completely. However, as stated in this new report, we will see at least one new phone from HTC on that date.
To help contextualize this report, think back to the “Ocean” leak from September. In it, a designer from HTC posted up renders of Ocean hardware and software. In total, there were three devices: Ocean Master, Ocean Smart and Ocean Note. Those are just codenames, though, not official product names.
At the time, HTC did not comment on the existence of the renders, but strangely, the designer’s website where the information was made available quickly changed to password protected and still is to this day.
In today’s report, the model name One X10 is mentioned, which would be a followup to late 2015’s One X9. The One X9 is a decent device, featuring a 5.5″ FHD display and Mediatek processor, but was never marketed in the US. Currently, only one spec is mentioned for the possible One X10, which is a Helio P10 processor.
To sum up the report, HTC is possibly working on three new phones for Q1 in 2017, and the first one may be shown off at HTC’s January 12 “U” event. To remind you, the HTC 10 launched in April of last year, so we are beginning to get closer to HTC’s next US flagship device, if it does intend on launching one in 2017.
We shall see what happens.